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    Sale 1999

    Post -War And Contemporary Art Afternoon Session

    14 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 375

    ANDREAS GURSKY (B. 1955)

    Niagara Falls

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    ANDREAS GURSKY (B. 1955)
    Niagara Falls
    signed, titled, numbered and dated 'Niagara Falls '89 Andreas Gursky 2/3 a.p.' (on the reverse)
    Cibachrome print mounted on Plexiglas in artist's frame
    61 x 49¼ in. (154.9 x 125 cm.)
    Executed in 1989. This work is number two of three artist's proofs from an edition of twelve and is unique in this size.


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    Provenance

    Matthew Marks Gallery, New York


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION


    Literature

    C. Schorr, "How Familiar is It?", Parkett, No. 44, July 1995, p. 89 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Deichtorhallen Hamburg; and Amsterdam, De Appel Foundation, Andreas Gursky: Photographs 1984-1993, February-July 1994, no. 55 (illustrated; another example exhibited).
    Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Andreas Gursky-Photographs 1984 to the present, August-October 1998, p. 26 (illustrated; another example exhibited).
    New York, Museum of Modern Art, Andreas Gursky, March-May 2001, pp. 62-63, no. 8 (illustrated; another example exhibited) and p. 186 (illustrated as detail).