Gagosian Gallery announces the museum acquisition of Andreas Gursky’s Ocean III:
On Saturday September 22, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki reveals its latest major acquisition. Ocean III (2010), a large-scale photograph by leading contemporary German artist, Andreas Gursky, is the first work by the artist to enter a public collection in New Zealand. Ocean III is the largest of six photographs in a series depicting major oceans of the world, and one of two featuring the islands of New Zealand. The inspiration for the series was Gursky’s observation of the flight path programme while travelling from the Middle East to Australia. […]
The acquisition of Ocean III was made possible with the combined support and generosity of the Graeme Maunsell Trust, M A Serra Bequest, Lyndsay Garland and Dingley Trusts, as well as the participation of the artist and his representative Gagosian Gallery New York, with the assistance of Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland.
Auckland Art Gallery Acquires Key Gursky Work (Gagosian Gallery)