Five works: (i) playground, Luxembourg; (ii) charterhouse; (iii) still life, Herold Street; (iv) Volker, lying; (v) Weihnachtsstern

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  • Provenance

    Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2001

  • 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 an Esteemed Private Collection

Five works: (i) playground, Luxembourg; (ii) charterhouse; (iii) still life, Herold Street; (iv) Volker, lying; (v) Weihnachtsstern

(i) signed, titled, inscribed, numbered and dated "playground Luxembourg photo 85 print WT 06-01 2/10 + 1 Wolfgang Tillmans 85-002-2/10" on the reverse
(ii) signed, titled, inscribed, numbered and dated "charterhouse ph 07-01 pr WT 07-01 1/10 + 1 Wolfgang Tillmans 189-1/10" on the reverse
(iii) signed, titled, inscribed, numbered and dated "still life, Herald Street photo 00 print WT 05-01 3/10 + 1 Wolfgang Tillmans 00-158-3/10" on the reverse
(iv) signed, titled, inscribed, numbered and dated "Volker, lying photo 12-00 print WT 05-01 6/10 + 1 Wolfgang Tillmans 00-162-6/10" on the reverse
(v) signed, titled, inscribed, numbered and dated "Weihnachtsstern photo 12-00 print WT 03-01 7/10 + 1 Wolfgang Tillmans 01-016-7/10" on the reverse

chromogenic print
(i, iii, iv) 12 x 16 in. (30.4 x 40.6 cm.)
(ii, v) 16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30.4 cm.)

(i) Executed in 1985, this work is number 2 from an edition of 10 plus 1 artist's proof.
(ii) Executed in 2000, this work is number 1 from an edition of 10 plus 1 artist's proof.
(iii) Executed in 2000, this work is number 3 from an edition of 10 plus 1 artist's proof.
(iv) Executed in 2000, this work is number 6 from an edition of 10 plus 1 artist's proof.
(v) Executed in 2001, this work is number 7 from an edition of 10 plus 1 artist's proof.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

sold for $18,750

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Afternoon Session

New York Auction 15 May | On View at 450 Park Avenue