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    Sale 7722


    1 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 68

    ANDREAS GURSKY (b.1955)

    Singapore Börse I, 1997

    Price Realised  


    ANDREAS GURSKY (b.1955)
    Singapore Börse I, 1997
    oversized chromogenic print
    signed, titled, dated and numbered '1/6' in ink on label on backing board
    52 x 93in. (132 x 236.2cm.)

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    Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Department of Photographs, MoMA, NY, states: 'The diverse currents that flow into Gursky's work emerge as the coherent picture of a world. There is no place for us in that world. Banished from its commanding symmetries, we are consigned to contemplate its wholeness from without. We may study its details at our leisure. We may be beguiled or repelled by the gorgeous spectacle. We may marvel at its serene indifference. We may even elect ourselves to sit in judgement upon it, but we will never become participants.' (Andreas Gursky, MoMA, NY, 2001, p.41)

    Number one from the sold-out edition of 6.

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    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.


    Andreas Gursky: Fotografien 1994-1998, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg/Cantz Verlag, 1998, p.7.