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  • Provenance

    Maureen Paley, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Barbara Glasner and Petra Schmidt, eds., Chroma: Design, Architecture & Art in Color, Basel, 2010, p. 79 (another example illustrated)
    Jennifer Higgie, Carmen Brunner, and Marte Eknæs, eds., Wolfgang Tillmans: Abstract Pictures, Ostfildern, 2015, no. 166, n.p. (another example illustrated)

  • 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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paper drop (red)

signed, titled, inscribed, numbered and dated "paper drop (red) ph 10/2006 pr. wt 11/2006 6/10 + 1 Wolfgang Tillmans 06-066 6/10" on the reverse
chromogenic print
12 x 16 in. (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
Executed in 2006, this work is number 6 from an edition of 10 plus 1 artist's proof.

Estimate
$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $23,940

Contact Specialist

Avery Semjen

Head of Sale, New Now

212 940 1207

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New Now

New York Auction 9 March 2022