Andreas Gursky was born in Leipzig in 1955. His father Willy Gursky, industrial photographer was he passed on his passion and professionalism, Otto attended the Steiner School in Essen and trained with masters of the neue Sachlichkeit (new objectivity) Hilla and Bernd Becher, known for his series of industrial buildings, tanks and warehouses registered with an optical neutral black and white photographs, as legitimate as twentieth-century classics.
At first, Gursky was modeled Becher, but his work took a radical turn after a trip to Japan in the mid-nineties, when he captured scenes in the Tokyo Stock Exchange with operators in the heat of the trading day. In doing so, he combined the glamor of commercial photography, digital manipulation and the large format branding.
For this German photographer belonging to the school of Düsseldorf, has made a new photo of her reach exorbitant value, neither more nor less than 4.3 million dollars. The picture was sold at Christie’s house bids and belong to a series carried out over the river Rhine. The photo in question bears the name “Rhine II”.