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Andreas Gursky

Hechingen, Jockey, 1990

C-Print, Diasec
80 7/10 × 105 3/5 × 2 in
205 × 268.3 × 5 cm
Edition of 4
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
Berlin, London, Los Angeles
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Sprüth Magers
Berlin, London, +1 more

Andreas Gursky (*1955) is considered one of the most influential photographers of the past few …

Andreas Gursky (*1955) is considered one of the most influential photographers of the past few decades, an artist who has expanded the boundaries of the photographic medium like few before him. His complex, large-format images show spectacular landscapes and elaborate interiors, combining technical virtuosity with a …

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Andreas Gursky
German, b. 1955
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In his resplendent large-scale photographs, Andreas Gursky captures the modern world, and its landscapes, people, architecture, and industries, in seductive detail. Shot from an elevated perspective and produced on an epic scale, Gursky’s images show the individual or granular—supermarket products, soccer players, windows on a building, or islands in the sea—subsumed by the masses or the environment. Drawing influence from his schooling under Bernd and Hilla Becher, Gursky rigorously composes his expansive views to envelop viewers with dizzying scale, detail, and color—effects he often heightens through digital manipulation. “In the end I decided to digitalize the pictures and leave out elements that bothered me,” he said of his “Rhine” photographs (1999), one of which set the record in late 2011 for the highest price ever paid for a photograph at auction. Gursky bears a close comparison to other members of the Dusseldorf School, particularly Thomas Struth, Axel Hütte, and Candida Höfer.

Andreas Gursky, ‘Hechingen, Jockey’, 1990, Sprüth Magers
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Sprüth Magers
Berlin, London, +1 more

Andreas Gursky (*1955) is considered one of the most influential photographers of the past few …

Andreas Gursky (*1955) is considered one of the most influential photographers of the past few decades, an artist who has expanded the boundaries of the photographic medium like few before him. His complex, large-format images show spectacular landscapes and elaborate interiors, combining technical virtuosity with a …

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Photography
Andreas Gursky
German, b. 1955
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In his resplendent large-scale photographs, Andreas Gursky captures the modern world, and its landscapes, people, architecture, and industries, in seductive detail. Shot from an elevated perspective and produced on an epic scale, Gursky’s images show the individual or granular—supermarket products, soccer players, windows on a building, or islands in the sea—subsumed by the masses or the environment. Drawing influence from his schooling under Bernd and Hilla Becher, Gursky rigorously composes his expansive views to envelop viewers with dizzying scale, detail, and color—effects he often heightens through digital manipulation. “In the end I decided to digitalize the pictures and leave out elements that bothered me,” he said of his “Rhine” photographs (1999), one of which set the record in late 2011 for the highest price ever paid for a photograph at auction. Gursky bears a close comparison to other members of the Dusseldorf School, particularly Thomas Struth, Axel Hütte, and Candida Höfer.

Andreas Gursky

Hechingen, Jockey, 1990

C-Print, Diasec
80 7/10 × 105 3/5 × 2 in
205 × 268.3 × 5 cm
Edition of 4
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
Berlin, London, Los Angeles
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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