Andreas Gefeller - Photographs Day Sale New York Thursday, April 2, 2015 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Hasted Hunt, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    In his large-scale images, German photographer Andreas Gefeller calls into question the alleged objectivity belying photography. Strapping a downward-facing camera at his waistline on a given excursion, the artist photographs his every step, consequently amassing a large trove of images for each outing. Then, the artist painstakingly digitally collates the hundreds of images into a single, unified panoramic overview that is mesmerizing in its clarity and scale. From afar, the current lot appears to depict a field of trees. However, a closer inspection reveals that the trees are, in fact, mere shadows, each of which had been dutifully assembled by the artist, with subtle breaks revealing their constructed nature. Moreover, the gradual fading of lightness to darkness alludes to the passing of time that each image encapsulates.


Untitled (Parking Site), Düsseldorf

Digital chromogenic print.
66 5/8 x 88 1/4 in. (169.1 x 224.2 cm)
Signed, titled 'O.T. (Parkplate)', dated and numbered 7/8 in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $12,500

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Photographs Day Sale

New York 2 April 2015 10am & 2pm