Wolfgang Tillmans - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Deichtorhallen Hamburg; Turin, Castello di Rivoli - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli; Paris, Palais de Tokyo; Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Wolfgang Tillmans - View from above, 28 September 2001 - 19 January 2003, pp. 53, 198 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 53)

  • Literature

    Wolfgang Tillmans and Karl Kolbitz, eds., Wolfgang Tillmans, Abstract Pictures, Ostfildern, 2015, pl. 100, n.p. (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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Super Collider - A

signed, titled, numbered and dated '"Super Collider - A" 2001 Wolfgang Tillmans 2/8 + 2' on the reverse
c-print mounted on Plexiglas
61 x 50.8 cm (24 x 20 in.)
Executed in 2001, this work is number 2 from an edition of 8 plus 2 artist's proofs.

£8,000 - 12,000 ‡♠

Sold for £12,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 8 March 2019