Description: Andreas Gursky (German 1955-): 'Bahrain I' (2005), photographic print, signed and inscribed 'For Mr Speechly, Thanks for your great cooperation, 3/2005' in pencil, image 85.4cm x 59.9cm with full margins, 108.9cm x 81cm overall
Provenance: gifted to the vendor by the artist in thanks for his help organising the helicopter flight on which the photograph was taken.
Notes: ‘Bahrain I’ was part of the ‘F1 Boxenstopp’ (F1 Pit Stop) series of large format photographs created by the artist, inspired by Formula One motorsport.
The image was created by taking a large number of high-resolution photographs from a helicopter flying at a range of heights over the Bahrain International Circuit, which hosted its first F1 race on the 4th April 2004. Digital manipulation was used to create this breathtaking image which shows many different aspects of the track and the otherwise barren landscape where the track is located in the Sakhir region of the Kingdom. The contrast between the track and the almost colourless desert area is striking.
Viewers of this image can not only gain a feeling of the layout of the track and its sweeping curves but can also, on closer inspection, observe details of the track layout and infrastructure; furthermore, there are actually a number of F1 cars on the track.
The vendor was given the work as a thank you from the artist for his assistance during the creation of the photograph; the vendor was on-board the helicopter with the artist at the point the image was taken.
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Good condition - slight cockle to the paper but no damage, discolouration or foxing.
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