Andreas Gursky (1955- )

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99 cent. 1999
Andreas Gursky. Chromogenic color print.
6′ 9 1/2″ x 11′ (207 x 337 cm)
©2001 Andreas Gursky.

Gursky’s 99 cent. 1999 sold at Sotheby’s for $2.2 Million in spring 2006.

Source: Art in America Gallery Guide

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9 thoughts on “Andreas Gursky (1955- )

  1. this photograph has been shown in every art history survey course that i have had and just don’t get it.
    and now i know that it was sold for $2.2 million and i don’t know how i feel about that either.
    it’s just really saturated and repetitive thanks to photoshop (i’m guessing).
    whatever, i wish i had $2.2 million.

  2. At first glance this image seems happy with its flashy colors, perfectly organized products and overall brightness, but then you start to think about the excessive amounts of product being made for us to buy just for them to make even more. Where does all this plastic and packaging come from and even where is it going to go? This photo does a good job of conveying that overwhelming state.

  3. The irony of this image is rather amusing the image speaks to mass consumerism, and abundance of material and resource available. The irony is that the image, which sold for 2.2 million, is its self a part of the same consumerism.

  4. The extreme amount of items and colors in this image is overwhelming. I think this effectively conveys the dangers of consumerism and manufacturing through the sheer amount of objects on the shelf.

  5. I really want to know how he took this photograph and if he staged this photograph just because everything looks perfectly stacked and it’s bothering me. His concept is strong and I love the fact that the food is taking over the store as well as his photograph. Consumerism is a huge industry and will never go away unless we do something about it. I am glad his work is bringing awareness to this and… well I would write more but I have to go
    Christmas shopping now.

  6. This photo holds and obvious and blatant truth about what our world revolves around today. We are a society built on businesses and products, which as a result is creating harm to our environment. Even through the hard work of our culture to become successful and create a name for ourselves, we now need to rethink our way of life in order to protect what is left our our planet.

  7. I don’t understand how this photo sold for 2.2 million dollars. All I see in this picture is a huge amount of wast that will be created once all of these products are sold. So I understand the statement that the photographer is possibly attempting to achieve, however i don’t understand it’s excessive cost.

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