Wolfgang Tillmans - Unbound: Online Auction New York Tuesday, April 9, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1998

  • Exhibited

    London, Chisenhale Gallery, I Didn't Inhale, July 7 – August 3, 1997 (another example exhibited)
    Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Wolfgang Tillmans: Fruiciones, June 24 - July 26, 1998 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Burkkard Riemschneider, ed., Wolfgang Tillmans, Cologne, 2002, n.p. (another example illustrated)
    Julie Ault, Daniel Birnbaum, Joachim Jaeger, and Wolfgang Tillmans, Wolfgang Tillmans: Lighter, Ostfildern, 2008, p. 159 (another example illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    The title of this Wolfgang Tillmans' photograph Zimmerer translates to carpenter in German. The present lot belongs to his Faltenwurf (Fall of the folds) series which Tillmans sees as a bridge between his realist, straight out of the camera photographs and his abstract compositional series like the Freischwimmer photographs.

  • 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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signed, titled, inscribed and numbered "Zimmerer 6/10 +1 Wolfgang Tillmans" on the reverse
image 16 x 11 1/8 in. (40.6 x 28.3 cm.)
sheet 16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30.5 cm.)

Executed in 1996, this work is number 6 from an edition of 10 plus 1 artist's proof.

$8,000 - 12,000 

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Unbound: Online Auction

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