Andreas Gursky - Art for One Drop New York Friday, September 21, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Courtesy of the Artist and Sprüth Magers

  • Exhibited

    Dusseldorf, Stiftung Museum Kunstpalast, Andreas Gursky, September 29, 2012 - February 3, 2013, pp. 27-28 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Tokyo, The National Art Center; Osaka, The National Museum of Art, Andreas Gursky, July 3, 2013 - May 11, 2014, no. 63, pp. 134-135 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Water Mill, Parrish Art Museum, Andreas Gursky: Landscapes, August 2 - October 18, 2015, pp. 50-51 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 51)
    Rome, Gagosian Gallery, Andreas Gursky: Bangkok, December 14, 2017 - March 10, 2018 (another example exhibited)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Photographer Andreas Gursky was born in Leipzig and completed his formal training at the Kunstakademie, Dusseldorf, studying under Bernd and Hilla Becher. His large-format photographs capture the minutiae of modern-day experience and include a diverse range of global subjects, including the usage of resources, as shown here in the image of the Chao Phraya River, through whose mirror-like water surface the waste of the city of Bangkok becomes visible. His seductive images, which navigate a space between painting and photography, reject the notion of photographic truth and involve intense digital manipulation to achieve their dizzying details, rich color relationships, and sublime scale.


Bangkok IX

signed, titled, numbered and dated on the reverse; further signed, titled, numbered and dated on a label affixed to the reverse of the backing board
inkjet print, in artist's frame
120 7/8 x 87 in. (307 x 221 cm.)
Executed in 2011, this work is number 1 from an edition of 6.

$250,000 - 350,000 

Sold for $275,000

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Art for One Drop

New York Charity Auction 21 September 2018