Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Gursky in recent news

Andreas Gursky has been in the news this week for being the photographer of the most expensive photograph ever sold at auction.
His print 'Rhein II' was sold at Christies in New York for $4.3m (£2.7m). It is 1 in a series of 6, this one being the largest. One already hangs in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and another is in London's Tate Modern.
It shows the Rhine, europes longest river as it runs through Gursky's home town of Dosseldorf. The image was digitally manipuated to take away any impurities surrounding the river, like factories, people..etc.

Although I am a fan of Gursky and I do like this image, I'm not sure it's worth £2.7m! Despite this, I am glad to see that the value of photography is rising, it's still not worth as much as paintings can be, but it is on the up!

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