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New, Six-Part Series by Andreas Gursky at Sprüth Magers in Berlin

BERLIN.- Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers present an exhibition of new works by Andreas Gursky in Berlin. The series of works represents an important new development in Gursky’s practice in which the artist reassesses the way he works with photography. Like many of Andreas Gursky’s works, the new, six-part series Ocean I-VI (2009-2010) goes back to a spontaneous visual experience. As the artist relates, while flying one night from Dubai to Melbourne he stared for some time at the flight monitor: the Horn of Africa to the far left, a tip of Australia to the far right – and there in between the blue void. Then all of a sudden he saw the graphic representation on the monitor as a picture. The path from diagram to large-scale photographic work proved to be very involved. Gursky used high-definition