Pitheads U.S.A. (Part II)

Bernd and Hilla Becher, German, collaboration 1959-2007
Bernd Becher, German, 1931 - 2007
Hilla Becher, German, 1934 - 2015



Fifteen gelatin silver prints mounted with plastic photo corners on a paperboard backing

Overall: 29 1/2 × 23 1/4 in. (74.9 × 59.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Trevor Fairbrother and John T. Kirk in honor of the staff who worked on the Collecting and Sharing exhibition and catalogue



Place Made: Germany, Europe


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Titled and dated, lower left, in graphite: Pitheads U.S.A. 1974 Part II; Label, on reverse, lower right, printed: SONNABEND / 420 West Broadway, New York 10012 212/966-6160 Artist [printed] BERND + HILLA BECHER [in black ink] / Title [printed] PITHEADS, U.S.A. (PART II) [in black ink] / Date [printed] 1974 [in black ink] / Medium [printed] PHOTOGRAPHS - 15 [in black ink] / Dimensions [printed] 29 1/4 x 23 1/4 [in black ink] / Reg # [printed] 5300 [in black ink]

Course History

German Club, Winter 2019

ARTH 48.02, History of Photography, Katie Hornstein, Winter 2020

Exhibition History

Collecting and Sharing: Trevor Fairbrother, John T. Kirk, and the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 22-December 6, 2015.

Publication History

Collecting and Sharing: Trevor Fairbrother, John T. Kirk, and the Hood Museum of Art, with contributions by Katherine Hart, Michael R. Taylor, John O'Reilly and James Tellin, Trevor Fairbrother and John T. Kirk, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2015, p. 139, no. 122.


Sonnabend Gallery, New York, date unknown; sold to Trevor Fairbrother and John Kirk, May 24, 1988; given to present collection, 2015.

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