Wolfgang Tillmans - Contemporary Art London Friday, October 13, 2006 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Regen Projects, Los Angeles

  • Exhibited

    New York, The Museum of Modern Art, New Photography 12: Richard Billingham, Thomas Demand, Osamu Kanemura, Sophie Ristelhueber, Georgina Starr and Wolfgang Tillmans, October 24, 1996 - February 4, 1997 (Adam Head Down, smaller size exhibited); London, Royal Academy of the Arts, Apocalypse: Beauty and Horror in Contemporary Art, September 23 – December 15, 2000, p. 130 (69 Love Songs, another example exhibited; illustrated)

  • Literature

    N. Rosenthal and M. Archer, Apocalypse: Beauty and Horror in Contemporary Art, London, 2000, p. 130 (69 Love Songs, another example 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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Eight works: (i) 69 Love Songs, 2000; (ii) Temelhof, 1992; (iii) Billie Ray Martin, 1999; (iv) Flowerhead, 2001; (v) Faltenwurf (Rot), 1996; (vi) Adam Head Down, 1991; (vii) London Barbican, 1996; (viii) Still Life Guuys Inn Road I, 1999

Eight c-prints [(vi) Adam Head Down mounted and framed].
(iii), (viii), (v), and (vii) 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm) each; (ii) 12 x 16 in (30.5 x 40.6 cm); (i) and (vi) 16 x 12 in.(40.6 x 30.5 cm) each and (vi) 73 1/2 x 58 1/4 in. (186.7 x 148 cm) framed.
(iii), (viii), (v), (vii) these works are from an edition of three plus on artist’s proofs; (ii) and (iv), these works are from an edition of ten plus one artist’s proof and (vi) this work is unique.

£30,000 - 40,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £36,000

Contemporary Art

14 Oct 2006, 7pm