Wolfgang Tillmans - REFRESH:RELOAD Online Auction Hong Kong Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Europe
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    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 of a Private Collector All Net Sale Proceeds of this Lot will be donated to the Asia Art Archive in support of the Hong Kong arts scene


Sahara Reflex

signed, numbered, inscribed and dated '"Sahara reflex" ph 01/2018 prWT 10/2018 3/10+1 Wolfgang Tillmans’ on the reverse
inkjet print on paper
work: 40.5 x 30.5 cm. (15 7/8 x 12 in.)
frame: 44 x 34 cm. (17 3/8 x 13 3/8 in.)

Executed in 2018.

HK$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for HK$106,250

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