Wolfgang Tillmans - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, February 13, 2020 | Phillips

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    Wolfgang Tillmans, 'Feathered', Lot 215

    20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, 14 February

  • Provenance

    Maureen Paley, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Lebanon, Aïshti Foundation, The Trick Brain: Selections from the Tony and Etham Salamé Collection, October 2017, pp. 402, 404, 501 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 404)

  • 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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signed, titled, inscribed, numbered and dated 'feathered ph 06/2014 prWT 12/2015 1/10 + 1 Wolfgang Tillmans' on the reverse of the sheet
inkjet print, in artist's frame
34.3 x 44.3 cm (13 1/2 x 17 1/2 in.)
Photographed in June 2014 and printed in December 2015, this work is number 1 from an edition of 10 plus 1 artist's proof.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £9,375

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Tamila Kerimova
Specialist, Head of Day Sale, Director, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 14 February 2020