Wolfgang Tillmans - New Now London Thursday, April 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • 'I think it's much more radical to see and show things as they look instead of making them somehow subversive through alienation and estrangement.' 
    —Wolfgang Tillmans

    • Provenance

      David Zwirner, London
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Vienna, Mumok, Sound is Liquid, 27 November 2021 - 28 August 2022 (another example exhibited)

    • 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 and numbered 'Wolfgang Tillmans 1/1 +1' on a label affixed to the reverse
inkjet print on paper mounted on Dibond, in artist's frame
212 x 145.1 cm (83 1/2 x 57 1/8 in.)
Executed in 2018, this work is number 1 from an edition of 1 plus 1 artist's proof.

Full Cataloguing

£50,000 - 70,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £69,300

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Charlotte Gibbs
Associate Specialist, Head of New Now
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New Now

London Auction 28 April 2022