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  • Provenance

    Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (gifted by the artist in 2004)
    Private Collection, Germany
    Van Ham Kunstauktionen, Cologne, December 1, 2021, lot 104
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Cologne, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Jahresgabe, December 1–23, 2004

  • Literature

    Sarah Fakray, "Wolfgang Tillmans," Dazed & Confused, vol. 11, no. 87, July 2010, p. 31 (illustrated, erroneously dated, 2001)

  • 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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Blushes #105

signed, titled and dated "Blushes #105 2000 Wolfgang Tillmans" on a label affixed to the reverse of the backing board
chromogenic print
24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm)
Executed in 2000, this work is unique.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $63,000

Contact Specialist

Avery Semjen
Head of Sale, New Now
212 940 1207

New Now

New York Auction 28 September 2022