Just need to clarify something first. When I said 'beyond awful' I didn't mean to insinuate they're terrible, but that their work, because of its status, is almost beyond judgement. I think some of Gursky's work is interesting and some of Lik's quite beautiful.
Originally Posted by Poisson Du Jour
Peter Lik is a prime example of a fine art photographer in that he doesn't have a selective market. The prints selling on his website are $195 and his work of the 'above the couch' variety - decorative and accessible to all.
Don't buy the "unless you know a person" thing. I haven't met Paul Strand either.
The only judgement I made was about the spheres these two photographers work in. Unlikely you'll see them at the same disco.