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    Sale 5324

    Post War & Contemporary Art

    13 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 189

    Andreas Gursky (b. 1955)

    La Défense

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Andreas Gursky (b. 1955)
    La Défense
    signed, titled, inscribed, numbered and dated 'Für Zelmek, Hamburg G.12 '94. La Defense, Panorama 1/2 A.P. 1994 Andreas Gursky' (on the Plexiglas on the reverse)
    chromogenic colour print mounted on Plexiglas in artist frame
    30 5/8 x 61 1/8 x 1½in. (77.8 x 155.3 x 3.8cm.)
    Executed in 1994, this work is number one from an edition of two artist proofs


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    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.


    Literature

    R. Schmitz, Andreas Gursky: Photographs 1984-1993, Munich 1994 (illustrated in colour, p. 53).
    Z. Felix, Hausschau - das Haus in der Kunst, Ostfildern, Hamburg 2000 (illustrated in colour, p. 78).
    Andreas Gursky, exh. cat., New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 2001, no. 34 (illutrated in colour, p. 25).