Andreas Gursky, Pyongyang IV, 2007
Andreas Gursky (born January 15, 1955) is a German visual artist known for his large format architecture and landscape colour photographs, often employing a high point of view. Rhein II, an image by Gursky, fetched $4.3m at Christie’s, New York on November 8, 2011, becoming the most expensive photograph ever sold.
Extraneous details such as dog-walkers and a factory building were removed by the artist via digital editing.Justifying this manipulation of the image, Gursky said “Paradoxically, this view of the Rhine cannot be obtained in situ, a fictitious construction was required to provide an accurate image of a modern river.”
99 Cent I, 2001
Chicago Board of Trade II,
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