Wolfgang Tillmans - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | Phillips

Create your first list.

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

  • Provenance

    Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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

336

paper drop (studio) II

signed, titled, numbered, inscribed and dated "paper drop (studio) II ph 05/2011 pr 05/2014 Wolfgang Tillmans 2/3+1" on a label affixed to the reverse
chromogenic print, in artist's frame
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm)
Executed in 2011-14, this work is number 2 from an edition of 3 plus 1 artist's proof.

Estimate
$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $69,300

Contact Specialist

Patrizia Koenig
Specialist, Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session
+1 212 940 1279
[email protected]

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 16 November 2022