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Andreas Gursky «Montparnasse» | Paris, Montparnasse
Andreas Gursky, «Montparnasse», 1993
Paris, Montparnasse | Photography | © Andreas Gursky
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Farbfotografie, 206 x 406 cm


Categories: Photography

Keywords: Concept | Montage | Space

Works by Andreas Gursky:

Charles de Gaulle| Union Rave

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Thomas Ruff| Jeff Wall

Colour Picture

 Andreas Gursky

The multi-storey, unusually wide building was just too big to photograph all at once. Therefore Gursky made two photographs, which he joined together digitally so that the assembled image resembles a single photograph again. As in a picture puzzle, two levels of image recognition emerge: from a certain distance the façade appears to be a flat, ornamental and lifeless structure; but under closer inspection we recognize people, furnishings, human activity, and the rigidly-structured façade becomes alive.