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    Sale 7672

    Post War & Contemporary Art Day Sale (Afternoon)

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 440

    Andreas Gursky (b. 1955)

    May Day I

    Price Realised  


    Andreas Gursky (b. 1955)
    May Day I
    signed, titled, numbered and dated 'Mayday '97 3/6 A. Gursky' (on label affixed to the reverse)
    colour coupler print face-mounted on Plexiglas in artist frame
    73¼ x 89in. (186 x 226cm.)
    Executed in 1997, this work is number three from an edition of six

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    Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.

    Pre-Lot Text



    Andreas Gursky: Photographs From 1984 to the Present, exh. cat., Dusseldorf, Kunsthalle, 1998 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 31).
    Noema Art Magazine, no. 49, October/November 1998 (illustrated, p. 100).
    Kunstforum, no. 145, May-June 1999 (illustrated, p. 264).
    Der Spiegel, August 2001 (illustrated, p. 181).


    Wolfsburg, Kunstmuseum, Andreas Gursky. Fotografien 1994-1998, 1998-1999 (illustrated, p. 57). This exhibition later travelled to Winterthur, Fotomuseum; London, Serpentine Gallery; Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; Turin, Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporaneo and Lisbon, Centro Cultural de Belém.
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Andreas Gursky, March-May 2001 (illustrated, pl. 40).