Wolfgang Tillmans - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Thursday, May 10, 2018 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
    Private Collection, Europe

  • Exhibited

    London, Royal Academy of Arts, Apocalypse: Beauty and Horror in Contemporary Art, September 23 - December 15, 2000, p. 143 (large example exhibited and illustrated)
    Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Wolfgang Tillmans, May 28 - October 1, 2017, p. 200 (another example exhibited and illustrated)

  • Literature

    Wolfgang Tillmans: If One Thing Matters, Everything Matters, exh. cat., Tate Britain, London, 2003, no. 1991-050, p. 42 (another example illustrated)
    Wolfgang Tillmans: Lighter, exh. cat., Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum fur Gegenwart, Berlin, 2008, p. 97 (Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2000 installation view of large 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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signed, titled, inscribed, numbered and dated "Studio p. 91 pr. WT '00 Wolfgang Tillmans 1/3+1 91-50-1/3" on the reverse
chromogenic print
24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm.)
Photographed in 1991 and printed in 2000, this work is number 1 from an edition of 3 plus 1 artist's proof.

$7,000 - 10,000 

Sold for $27,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 16 May 2018