Wolfgang Tillmans - Modern & Contemporary Art: Evening & Day Sale London Thursday, June 27, 2024 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Maureen Paley, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2009

  • Exhibited

    London, Maureen Paley, Wolfgang Tilllmans, 28 May-13 July 2008 (another example exhibited)
    Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Wolfgang Tillmans, 28 May-1 October 2017, p. 302 (another example exhibited and illustrated, pp. 40-41)

  • 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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Property of a Distinguished Private Collection



signed 'Wolfgang Tillmans' on a label affixed to the reverse
c-print, in artist's frame
181.3 x 250.2 cm (71 3/8 x 98 1/2 in.)
Executed in 2007, this work is from an edition of 1 plus 1 artist's proof.

£30,000 - 50,000 ‡♠

Sold for £50,800

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Modern & Contemporary Art: Evening & Day Sale

London Auction 27 June 2024