Wolfgang Tillmans - Photographs New York Tuesday, April 4, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
    Phillips de Pury & Company New York, Under The Influence, 23 September 2011, lot 141

  • Literature

    For select images
    Tillmans, Soldiers - The Nineties, n.p.
    Phaidon, Wolfgang Tillmans, pp. 25, 45, 47, 56, 67, 122, 128
    Taschen, Wolfgang Tillmans, n.p.
    Hatje Cantz, Wolfgang Tillmans: Lighter, pp. 152, 158-159, 162, 203, 205, 224-225, 237, 250, 292

  • Catalogue Essay

    Titles include: rosen, 1994; police helicopter, 1995; Anita Sarko, 1994; Swiss Police, 1994; Morwenna Banks, Mirror, 1995; Damon, shower, head up, 1995; me, in the shower, 1990; Liv Tyler, 1995; 303, in grass, 1993; Damon, 1995; Mistress Formica, 1995; Adam, redeye, 1991; AA Breakfast, 1995; Kasper König’s bookshelf, 1995; Turnhose (Sandalen), 1992; Isa, vor Sound Factory, 1995; Pure, EDI, 1995

  • 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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Installation New York (1990-1995)

Seventeen chromogenic prints, printed 2001-2008.
Each 16 x 12 in. (40.6 x 30.5 cm) or 24 x 20 in. (61 x 50.8 cm) or the reverse.
Each signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil on the verso. Each from an edition of 3 plus 1 artist’s proof or edition of 10 plus 1 artist’s proof. Accompanied by the artist's installation instructions.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $62,500

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New York 4 April 2017