‘Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen I 2001’Courtesy Candida Höfer/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2001 and Sonnabend Gallery.
“Most people associate my work being empty of people,” Höfer wrote. “And, indeed, this is what I prefer. I do not want to disturb people with my work, so I usually work before or after opening hours. I also found over time that spaces say more about people when people are not in them. But I am not dogmatic about that. As you can see…”