Wolfgang Tillmans - New Now London Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Germany

  • 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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Four works: (i) Bück Dich, Studland; (ii) 8407-24; (iii) Group on Chelsea staircase; (iv) August

(ii) signed and dated 'Wolfgang Tillmans 2007' on the reverse
(i) 40.4 x 30.5 cm (15 7/8 x 12 in.)
(ii) 40.6 x 30.5 cm (15 7/8 x 12 in.)
(iii) 40.6 x 30.5 cm (15 7/8 x 12 in.)
(iv) 30 x 40 cm (11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.)

(i) Executed in 1992, this work is from an edition of 10; (ii) executed in 2007, this work is unique; (iii) executed in 1993, this work is number 9 from the edition of 10; (iv) executed in 2002, this work is number 7 from the edition of 10.

£18,000 - 25,000 

Sold for £16,250

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New Now

London Auction 6 April 2017