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Thomas Kellner 
66#11 Mexico, Basilica de Guadelupe 
[Dancing Walls] 
2006 
  
C-print 
68.2 x 69.7 cm / 26.6 x 27.2 in 
  
Provided by the artist - Thomas Kellner 
 
LL/30052 
  
In 2006 I was invited by Expansion to visit Mexico. I photographed fantastic buildings.
 
Grupo Editorial Expansión, Time Inc. Expansión, S.A. de C.V president John Reuter and his assistant Carlos Pedroza invited me to photograph Mexico City. With the great support by employees like Karin Migoni and Pamela Ocampo I was able to photograph the most important monuments of Mexico City.
 
Grupo Editorial Expansion runs 15 magazines and reaches 5.3 Million readers through their magazines like: Expansion, QUIEN, CHILANGO, VUELO, LOOP, InStyle, ELLE, BALANCE, Life & Style, Audi, Yachts, QUO, EXP, AMBIENTES, OBRAS, MANUFACTURA, IDC (Información Dinßmica de Consulta).
 
The aim of the commission was for Expansion to be the first publishing my work in Mexico, which was right in August 2008 in the magazine Life & Style.
 
The Basílica of Guadalupe is a church for uniting pre-Hispanic Indian mysticism with Catholic beliefs and the construction started in 1531 until 1703. It is characterized by its Doric interior and marble statues of Juan Diego and Fray Juan de Zumßrraga. The church was granted basilica status by Pope Pius X in 1904.In 1921 a bomb planted in a flower vase near the altar by a anticlerical activist exploded causing great damage to the interior of the building. The modern basilica was built between 1974 and 1976 by the Mexican architect Pedro Ramírez Vßsquez. It is a circular building constructed in such a way as to allow maximum visibility for the image to those inside. The structure is supported by 350 pilots that prevent the basilica from sinking with the rest of the ground. 
 

 
  
 
  
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