Wolfgang Tillmans - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Monday, November 11, 2013 | Phillips

Create your first list.

Select an existing list or create a new list to share and manage lots you follow.

  • Provenance

    Maureen Paley, London

  • Exhibited

    London, The Tate Britain, Wolfgang Tillmans: if one thing matters, everything matters, June 6 - September 4, 2003 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Wolfgang Tillmans: if one thing matters, exh. cat., The Tate Britain, London, 2003, p. 268 (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.

    View More Works


Tree Filling Window

chromogenic print, in artist's frame
sheet 82 x 55 1/2 in. (208.3 x 141 cm.)
frame 84 x 57 in. (213.4 x 144.8 cm.)

Signed "Wolfgang Tillmans" on a label affixed to the reverse. This work is number 1 from an edition of 1 plus 1 artist's proof.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $60,000

Contact Specialist
Amanda Stoffel
Head of Day Sale
[email protected]
+1 212 940 1261

Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 12 November 2013 11AM