Wolfgang Tillmans - Under the Influence New York Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    Wolfgang Tillmans: if one thing matters, exh. cat., The Tate Britain, London, 2003, no. 1997-011, p. 126 (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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spitting on dick

chromogenic print
image 16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30.5 cm.)
frame 22 7/8 x 17 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (58.4 x 45.1 x 3.8 cm.)

Signed, titled, numbered, inscribed and dated "spitting on dick ph 1997 pr WT 05 97 4/10 + 1 Wolfgang Tillmans" on the reverse. This work is number 4 from an edition of 10 plus 1 artist's proof.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $6,000

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Under the Influence

New York 16 September 2014 11am