‘Andreas Gursky’

The National Art Center, Tokyo

by Natasha Vik

Staff Writer

Hailing from Germany, Andreas Gursky has long been one of the most revered names in contemporary photography. In his images, Gursky captures the repeated patterns of cityscapes on such a massive scale that they almost appear abstract.

This exhibition, which is Gursky’s first solo exhibition in Japan, features around 65 works spanning the artist’s career. Consisting of both earlier and recent pieces, the show includes some of Gursky’s iconic images, such as “99 Cent” (1999), “Tokyo Stock Exchange” (1990) and “Rhine II,” which famously fetched more than $4 million at an auction in 2011; July 3-Sept. 16

The National Art Center, Tokyo; 03-5777-8600; 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo; Nogizaka Station, Chiyoda Line. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri. till p.m.). ¥1,500. Closed Tue. www.nact.jp/english/index.html