Andreas Gursky

born 1955

Andreas Gursky, ‘The Rhine II’ 1999
The Rhine II 1999
© Courtesy Monika Sprueth Galerie, Koeln / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn and DACS, London 2017
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Biography

Andreas Gursky (born 15 January 1955) is a German photographer and professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany. He is known for his large format architecture and landscape colour photographs, often employing a high point of view. Gursky shares a studio with Laurenz Berges, Thomas Ruff and Axel Hütte on the Hansaallee, in Düsseldorf. The building, a former electricity station, was transformed into an artists studio and living quarters, in 2001, by architects Herzog & de Meuron, of Tate Modern fame. In 2010-11, the architects worked again on the building, designing a gallery in the basement.

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Poem of the Month: Anne Rouse

Anne Rouse presents her poem based on Andreas Gursky's 99 Cent,1999, exhibited as part of UBS Openings: Photography ...

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