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

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

  • Exhibited

    London, Serpentine Gallery, Wolfgang Tillmans, 26 June-19 September 2010, p.118 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p.41)

  • Literature

    Jan Verwoert, Peter Halley, Midori Matsui and Johanna Burton, Wolfgang Tillmans, London, 2014, p. 237 (another example illustrated, pp. 156-157)
    Wolfgang Tillmans and Dominic Eichler, Wolfgang Tillmans Abstract Pictures, Ostfildern, 2015, p. 315 (another example illustrated, p.164)

  • 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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Paper Drop (light)

signed and numbered 'Wolfgang Tillmans 1/1' on a label affixed to the reverse
c-print, in artist's frame
145.1 x 212.2 cm (57 1/8 x 83 1/2 in.)
Executed in 2006, this work is number 1 from an edition of 1 plus 1 artist's proof.

£40,000 - 60,000 ‡♠

Sold for £120,650

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Modern & Contemporary Art: Evening & Day Sale

London Auction 27 June 2024