Thomas Struth is taking a little de-tour in his phenomenally successful photographic practice. Chiefly known for his monumental streetscapes, museum tableaus, and towering images of technological laboratories, Struth is turning his discerning lens onto the fragility of the natural world. The German photographer spent eighteen months at the Institute for Zoological and Wildlife Research in Berlin and photographed the deceased animals that the institute uses for their research into conservation and adaptability. The result is utterly disheartening. A majestic Sea-eagle splayed on a cold metallic surface, a red fox delicately placed on the floor, an exquisite zebra motionless – its once shiny coat lifeless and dull. For Struth, their removal from their natural habitat is, of course, a memento mori for our own mortality and a reminder that about 60 percent of us do not die peacefully in our sleep but instead in an unfamiliar hospital bed. (There is a disclaimer at the entrance to the show stating all animals died of natural causes). At Marian Goodman through December 22.