Victoria

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Wolfgang Tillmans, exh. cat., Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, 2017, p. 208

  • Video

    Wolfgang Tillmans, 'Victoria', Lot 216

    20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, 14 February

  • Artist Bio

    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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Ж216

Victoria

signed, titled, inscribed, numbered and dated 'Victoria 2001 unique Wolfgang Tillmans 01-48-unique' on the reverse of the sheet
chromogenic print mounted on Dibond, in artist's frame
34 x 44.1 cm (13 3/8 x 17 3/8 in.)
Executed in 2001, this work is unique.

Estimate
£30,000 - 40,000 ‡ ♠

sold for £40,000

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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