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  • Provenance

    Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
    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.

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Freischwimmer 63

signed, titled, inscribed and dated 'Wolfgang Tillmans "Freischwimmer 63" unique 2004' on the reverse
chromogenic print, in artist's frame
sheet 50.5 x 60.9 cm (19 7/8 x 23 7/8 in.)
frame 54.4 x 64.4 cm (21 3/8 x 25 3/8 in.)

Executed in 2004, this work is unique.

Estimate
£30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for £43,750

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 9 March 2018