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

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  • Provenance

    Maureen Paley, London
    Private Collection (acquired from the above)
    Sotheby's, London, 20 September 2016, lot 44
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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Lighter, Blue Concave III

signed, inscribed, titled and dated 'Lighter blue concave III 2010 unique' on the reverse
c-print, in artist's frame
54 x 64.4 cm (21 1/4 x 25 3/8 in.)
Executed in 2010.

£25,000 - 35,000 ‡♠

Sold for £32,760

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London Auction 28 April 2022