The first United States retrospective of the work of contemporary German artist Andreas Gursky presents some forty works surveying his achievement from 1984 to the present. Gursky's large color photographs present a stunning and inventive image of our contemporary world. His adventurous mixture of contemporary subjects, saturated color, large scale, rich detail, bold abstraction, visual wit, art-world savvy, photographic spontaneity, and flamboyant digital tinkering—all in the service of a polished, signature style—have made his work one of the most distinctive and challenging contributions to contemporary art.

Organized by Peter Galassi, Chief Curator, Department of Photography. This exhibition is made possible by the William Randolph Hearst Endowment Fund. Additional support is provided by The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art. The accompanying publication is made possible by the John Szarkowski Publications Fund.