Wolfgang Tillmans - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, February 17, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gallery Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

  • Exhibited

    Bordeaux, CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Nan Goldin, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Jack Pierson, Wolfgang Tillmans, Andrea Zittel, 26 January - 24 March 1996 (another example (i) from the edition exhibited)

  • Literature

    Exhibition catalogue Nan Goldin, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Jack Pierson, Wolfgang Tillmans, Andrea Zittel, Bordeaux, 1996, p. 48 ((i) illustrated); M. Horlock, Wolfgang Tillmans: if one thing matters, everything matters, Ostfildern-Ruit, 2003, p. 95 ((ii) 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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This lot is sold with no reserve


Lot offered with No Reserve

Two works: (i) Cle, 1991; (ii) Smokin Jo, window, 1995

Two colour coupler prints.
Each 40.6 x 30.5 cm (16 x 12 in).
Each signed, titled, numbered of ten, annotated and dated 'Wolfgang Tillmans Cle ph 12 91, pr WT April 4 93' and 'Wolfgang Tillmans Smokin' Jo, window, ph 1 95, pr WT 7 95'. These works are from an edition of ten plus one artist proof.

£3,000 - 5,000 • ‡ ♠

Sold for £5,625

Contemporary Art Day Sale

18 Feb 2011