Wolfgang Tillmans - Contemporary Art Part II New York Thursday, November 15, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Stephan Hildebrandt, Hamburg

  • Literature

    “Stationen des Geschlechterkampfs,” Art. Das Kunstmagazin, no. 7, July 1994
    (another example illustrated); B. Riemschneider, ed., Wolfgang Tillmans, Cologne, 1995, n.p.
    (another example illustrated); W. Tillmans, If One Thing Matters, Everything Matters, London,
    2003, p. 49 (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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Lutz & Alex in Den Baumen Sitzend (Lutz & Alex Sitting in the Trees)



16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30.5 cm).

Signed, titled, numbered of 10 and dated “Lutz & Alex
in den Baumen sitzend Aug 92 pr. 06/93WolfgangTillmans” on the reverse.This work is
from an edition of 10 plus one artist’s proof.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $31,000

Contemporary Art Part II

16 Nov 2007, 10am & 2pm
New York