Lot 42 was the Iglesia de San Francisco in Lima, 178 x 234 cm, edited in 2003.
Lot 43 was the Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Pilar in Ouro Preto, 170 x 217 cm, edited in 2004. This one is listed again by the same auction house for sale in London on February 12, lot 34 estimated £ 150K.
Here is below how I introduced a few months ago this recent series of photos :
Thomas Struth questions the positioning of today's people in a surrounding made in the past. His photos of very large size without loss of focusing or error of perspective are usually edited in ten copies and mounted on Plexiglas.
His most famous series show visitors in museums or places of worship. A view of a group of tourists in the Pantheon of Rome, made in 1990 and published in 1992, 188 x 241 cm, was sold for £ 820K including premium by Sotheby's on June 26, 2013.
Struth observes the faithful in churches around the world. at rest or during ceremonies. A view of San Zaccaria in Venice in 1995 was sold for £ 700K including premium at Christie's on October 18, 2013.
More recent, his series on South American churches perfectly illustrates his message. The people of today come to pray in grandiose and overly ornate cathedrals which are reminiscent of the colonial era.