Andreas Gursky was born in Leipzig in 1955 and studied at the Folkwangschule in Essen from 1978 to 1981. He then transferred to the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where he earned his degree as a master-class student with Professor Bernd Becher in 1985. Since the late 1980s Andreas Gursky has presented his works in countless solo and group exhibitions. His works are included in many important national and international collections. In addition, his art regularly achieves top prices at auctions.
The Düsseldorf artist presents 50 large format works. The majority of these works were created following his much-acclaimed exhibition in New York's Museum of Modern Art in 2001.
A 158-page book published by Snoeck Verlag accompanies the exhibition and illustrates in colour 60 works. The text, in English with translation in a Turkish supplement, includes articles by exhibition curator Thomas Weski, as well as by the American novelist Don DeLillo.
Following its viewing at the Istanbul Modern, the show will travel to the Sharjah Art Museum.
Istanbul Museum of Modern Art Web Site
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