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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Bigger Than Lifeless

ANDREAS GURSKY May Day VBelieve the lukewarm reviews of Andreas Gursky's recent show at Matthew Marks gallery. I marched in wanting to love this exhibit, but there's something lifeless about it. Perhaps Gursky is o.d.'ing on himself. Many of these large-scale photographs felt like knock-off Gursky images. The artist devotes a lot of wall space to Formula 1 racing teams. (Good God. The Nascar obsession is seeping into the art world.) I've posted what I think are the most successful images from the show. (Images via Matthew Marks gallery)