Andreas Gursky exhibition, New York – Art – Wallpaper.com – International Design Interiors Fashion Travel
While art cannot be fairly judged on the basis of commercial standing alone, it’s difficult not to be captivated by a photograph with a $3.34 million price tag. Andreas Gursky’s ’99 Cent II Diptychon’ – a two-part, digitally-altered image depicting crammed supermarket aisles – set the record at Sotheby’s in February, 2007, for the highest price ever paid at auction for a single photograph. It was the third from the series of six identical prints to fetch above $2 million.
It’s always a question of timing. Would it fetch that much this year, now?
Gursky at the Matthew Marks Gallery in Manhattan.