Wolfgang Tillmans - Under the Influence New York Monday, March 9, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

  • Exhibited

    Bordeaux, CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain, Nan Goldin, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Jack Pierson, Wolfgang Tillmans, Andrea Zitte, January 26 - March 24, 1996 (other examples exhibited)

  • Literature

    CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain, eds., Nan Goldin, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Jack Pierson, Wolfgang Tillmans, Andrea Zitte, Bordeaux, 1996, p. 51

  • 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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Two works: Like Praying I; Like Praying II

Color coupler prints.  
12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm) each.
Each signed, titled and dated "Wolfgang Tillmans Like praying i/ii 95" and numbered of ten on the reverse.  These works are each from editions of ten plus one artist's proof.   

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $7,500

Under the Influence

9 Mar 2009, 10am
New York