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Andreas Gursky
B. 1955
PYONGYANG II
signed on a label affixed to the reverse of the left panel
c-print face-mounted to Plexiglas, in artist's frame, in 2 parts
Each (Framed): 81 3/8 by 101 3/4 in. 206.7 by 258.7 cm.
Executed in 2007, this work is number 6 from an edition of 6.
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Provenance

Sprüth Magers, Munich
Private Collection
Christie’s, London, 14 February 2012, Lot 38
Private Collection, Germany
de Pury, Monte Carlo, 29 September 2017, Lot 26
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Exhibited

Istanbul Museum of Modern Art; Sharjah, Sharjah Art Museum, Andreas Gursky, May 2007 – January 2008, pp. 132-33, illustrated in color (front and back cover)
Kiev, Pinchuk Art Centre, Rhine on the Dnipro: Julia Stoschek Collection/Andreas Gursky, September – December 2008, n.p. (text) (another example exhibited)

Literature

Nina Zimmer and Seraina Werthemann, Eds., Andreas Gursky, Basel 2007, pp. 71-73 (text) and pp. 94-95, illustrated in color
Stephen Gan, Cecilia Dean and James Kalliardos, Visionaire 55: Surprise, volume 1, New York 2008, n.p., illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

“Pictures in which the propaganda is too obvious would not be suitable because they are far too narrative. I just want to show that this is a kind of ersatz religion, a staging of collective happiness, and how it looks." Andreas Gursky

Contemporary Curated

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