Lighter 33

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  • Provenance

    Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007

  • Exhibited

    New York, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Wolfgang Tillmans: Atair, October 20 - December 1, 2007

  • Artist Bio

    Wolfgang Tillmans

    German • 1968

    Since the early 1990s, Wolfgang Tillmans has pushed the boundaries of the photographic medium. Challenging the indexical nature traditionally associated with photography, his abstract and representational photographic bodies of work each in their own way put forward the notion of the photograph as object—rather than as a record of reality. While achieving his breakthrough with portraits and lifestyle photographs, documenting celebrity culture as well as LGBTQ communities and club culture, since the turn of the millennium the German photographer has notably created abstract work such as the Freischwimmer series, which is made in the darkroom without a camera.

    Seamlessly integrating genres, subject matters, techniques and exhibition strategies, Tillmans is known for photographs that pair playfulness and intimacy with a persistent questioning of dominant value and hierarchy structures of our image-saturated world. In 2000, Tillmans was the first photographer to receive the prestigious Turner Prize.

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Property from a Distinguished American Collection

Lighter 33

titled "Lighter 33" on the reverse of the artist's frame
chromogenic print, in artist's Plexiglas frame
25 x 21 1/8 in. (63.5 x 53.7 cm.)
Executed in 2007, this work is unique.

Estimate
$35,000 - 45,000 

sold for $43,750

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