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Auction: Photographs Day Sale
was auctioned on: 2 April 2015
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Andreas Gefeller

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Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000
Price realised:  US$12,500
Lot number 287, Views: 26

Andreas Gefeller Untitled (Parking Site), Düsseldorf 2007 Digital chromogenic print. 66 5/8 x 88 1/4 in. (169.1 x 224.2 cm) Signed, titled 'O.T. (Parkplate)', dated and numbered 7/8 in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount.
Provenance Hasted Hunt, New York Catalogue Essay In his large-scale images, German photographer Andreas Gefeller calls into question the alleged objectivity belying photography. Strapping a downward-facing camera at his waistline on a given excursion, the artist photographs his every step, consequently amassing a large trove of images for each outing. Then, the artist painstakingly digitally collates the hundreds of images into a single, unified panoramic overview that is mesmerizing in its clarity and scale. From afar, the current lot appears to depict a field of trees. However, a closer inspection reveals that the trees are, in fact, mere shadows, each of which had been dutifully assembled by the artist, with subtle breaks revealing their constructed nature. Moreover, the gradual fading of lightness to darkness alludes to the passing of time that each image encapsulates. Read More

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Phillips
Title: Photographs Day Sale
Date of the auction: 2 Apr 2015
Address: Phillips
New York