Andreas Gursky: Montparnasse
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Estimated Value: $ 3,800  –  $4,200
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Jan 17, 2013 2:10 pm MT
Montparnasse. Photographs by Andreas Gursky. Text by Hans Irrek with interview by Irrek and Ursula Trübenbach. Concept by Irrek and Gursky. Design by Kühle and Mozer. Portikus/Oktagon Verlag, Stuttgart/Frankfurt am Main, 1995. Gray card box containing 2 small softbound books: 40 pp. 'Image' book & 32 pp. 'Text' book (both 9 1/2 x 10 1/2 in.); 1 loose color reproduction (10 1/4 x 18 3/4 in.) in card portfolio printed recto & verso (with names of occupants). 30 color & 10 black-and-white photographs.

"By the very nature of his work Gursky is primarily a gallery artist [as an exhibition print, Montparnasse was printed over 13 ft--4 m.--long!], but he has made one body of work that succeeds as a photobook whilst still replicating the essential qualities of his vision."--Parr and Badger

"Gursky’s work sets forth a commanding image of contemporary reality, which may seduce or repel us—or both at once. In any case, his photographs do not so much mirror as embody this gorgeous, cold-hearted spectacle. It is thanks to the artfulness of Gursky’s fictions that we recognize his world as our own."

Books are Fine+; Case, Fine- with some light shelf wear; faint, shallow crease (1") to right-hand edge of card portfolio; faintly visible crease to margin of print in corresponding area.
Andreas Gursky: Montparnasse
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