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"Andreas Gursky: Photographs"
2001-07-22 until 2001-09-16
ASU Art Museum
An exhibition of seven works by German artist
Andreas Gursky, world-renowned for his striking,
large-scale images. Gursky's photographs use the
large-scale format to show vast images of a world
transformed by high-tech industry, global markets
and slick commerce - a world in which the individual
is pictured as tiny and insignificant. Some photographs
in the exhibition are as large as 10 by 17 feet.
Gursky, born in Leipzig, Germany in 1955, studied at
Germany's Leading school of traditional photography, the
Folkwangschule in Essen. He also studied with photographic
artist Bernd Becher at the Kunstakademi in Dusseldorf.
Andreas Gursky's work has recently exhibited at the
Museum of Modern Art in New York, Regen Projects
in Los Angeles, Matthew Marks Gallery in New York,
Sepentine Gallery in London, Kunsthalle in Dusseldorf,
Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Museum of
Contemporary Art in Chicago. His work was also
presented in the Aperto of the 1990 Venice Biennale.
99 Cent, 1999,
chomogenic color print,
6 ft. 9 1/2 in. x 11 ft. 5/8 in.
copyright the artist