Centre Georges Pompidou, 1995
21 1/4 x 27 5/8 inches
Edition of 60
Signed and dated on verso
Andreas Gursky (German, b. 1955) is one of the most important contemporary photographers today. His large-scale, color photographs, distinctive for their incisive and critical look at the effect of capitalism and globalization on contemporary life, have dominated the contemporary art market since the mid 1990s. His imagery ranges from the vast, anonymous architecture of modern day hotel lobbies, apartment buildings and warehouses to stock exchanges and parliaments in places. Gursky's work is collected privately and publicly, and he has exhibited extensively including São Paolo Biennial, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Museum of Modern Art, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Centre Georges Pompidou, and SF MOMA.About the Work:
In many respects, Centre Georges Pompidou is an archetypical Gursky image. A panoramic interior of the famous Parisian Museum, the industrial lights above mimic the seriality of the exhibition tables below as a few scattered people bend down to view the work. This work this heavily references Leonardo's Last Supper, his use of vanishing lines, a bright back surface and of course, the 12 apostles.Market Information:
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