Wim Wenders

New York, November 8, 2001 III

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About this artwork

Wim Wenders is perhaps best known for his work as a film director but he has also produced a major body of photographic work. This powerful, large-scale photograph was taken in the immediate aftermath of the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on New York. Wenders photography often examines concepts of time and memory. This image, despite its beauty, captures a moment of horror and despair that has continued to haunt people for many years.

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  • artist:
    Wim WendersGerman (born 1945)
  • title:
    New York, November 8, 2001 III
  • date created:
  • materials:
    Chromogenic print
  • measurements:
    185.00 x 454.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Presented by the artist and Anthony d'Offay through the Art Fund 2011
  • accession number:
    GMA 5144
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  • subject:
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Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders is a critically acclaimed film-maker and one of the most important figures to emerge from the New German Cinema period of the 1970s. Born in Düsseldorf, Wenders initially began studying medicine and then philosophy before spending a year in Paris as a painter. In 1967 he began a degree at the University of Television and Film in Munich, graduating in 1970. He went on to establish his own production company, Road Movies, in 1975, before becoming founding member and later president of the European Film Academy. Alongside his directorial work, Wenders has also produced a major body of photographic work.