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.