January 04, 2005
Gursky by any other name

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One of things about Andreas Gursky is that one often feels that he's the luckiest photographer in the world. Other people have made the same pictures, and made the mistake of calling them photojournalism, or not printing them big enough, or not getting represented by Matthew Marks. Michael Wolf's "Architecture of Density" series, for instance, is a better vision of the architecture we saw in Gursky's Montparnasse & Hong Kong pictures. And he prints them big, too. Who can resist monumentalism?

(Not the Germans, for one.)

Posted by dbrown at January 04, 2005 12:16 PM
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Though then I was thinking about how great the big Gursky show was, and that a lot of his work has presence that mere photographs don't. Lest I seem a Gursky naysayer.

Posted by: dbrown on January 4, 2005 02:23 PM
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