(The Antarctica. Photo by VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn/ Courtesy of the Gagosian Gallery)
Andreas Gursky, a German artist known for his enormous landscape images, from the 99 Cent Store to the Chicago Trading Floor, has taken on a new subject – OCEANS. The breathtaking, huge recent color photos render whole oceans all at once. Photographed by satellite, then digitally altered so it all makes sense, these visions of the massive-sublime let us gasp at the sight of all of Antarctica (pictured above); the entire Pacific Ocean; and the arching coasts of America, Africa, and South America bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Never has the tip of the Indian subcontinent sung such an abstract song. Also, don’t miss his new, almost-abstract close-ups of the Chao Phraya River flowing through Bangkok. The exhibit is up a few weeks only, so if you are in the New York area, run, don’t walk. Gursky is not one to disappoint.
The Gagosian Gallery is located at 522 W. 21st St., New York, NY 10011, Tenth Ave. Hours from Tuesday through Saturday are from 10am-6pm. The exhibit runs through to December 17,2011. For more info, go to NewYorkMag.com.