Andreas Gursky - Creating an Illusion of Wide Spaces

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October 31, 2016

Holding the title of Professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf and working in a studio created by architects Herzog & de Meuron (of Tate Modern fame), German photographer Andreas Gursky is an all round successful artist. Already a multimillionaire (his wealth has been estimated around $29 million), he achieved a string of records, including the highest price at auction for a single photographic image (for Rhein II which sold for USD $4,338,500 at Christie's in 2011). Often employing a high point of view, his large format architecture and landscape color photographs create an illusion of spaces larger than the subjects photographed.

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