Andreas Gursky. The Most Expensive Photographer

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Andreas Gursky holds the record for highest price paid at auction for a single photographic image. His print ’99 Cent II, Diptych’ sold for $3.3 million at Sotheby’s, London.

He was born in Leipzig in 1955, but he grew up in Düsseldorf, the son of a commercial photographer. In the early 1980s, at Germany’s State Art Academy, the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Gursky received strong training and influence from his teachers Hilla and Bernd Becher, a photographic team known for their distinctive, dispassionate method of systematically cataloging industrial machinery. A similar approach may be found in Gursky’s methodical approach to his own, larger-scale photography.

One Comment to “Andreas Gursky. The Most Expensive Photographer”

  • There is a mistake in your page: the picture with all the workers dressed up in pink,
    is not an Andreas Gursky’s picture.
    It belongs to Edward Burtinsky, a Canadian photographer.
    Please notice that ! thanks.
    I like your site anyway.

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