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“Since medieval times, the desire to make maps of the world remains a story of both necessity and art. If the recent surge of books about maps is any indication, cartographic art is for all ages. How better to visualize human history and keep track of one's empire while contemplating opportunities for expansion? Andreas Gursky's latest body of work pushes his penchant for wide-angle photography to encompass the ever-increasing scope of his Weltanschauung, or worldview. Verging on 13 feet by 8 feet, Gursky's photographs are cinematic in scale, and their exhibition in at Gagosian in Beverly Hills, Calif., is apt for a town filled with connoisseurs of cinematography (and movie moguls who can afford them).”

Now Showing | The World According to Gursky (via Now Showing | The World According to Gursky - T Magazine Blog - NYTimes.com)

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