Wolfgang Tillmans - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 16, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Maureen Paley/ Interim Art, London
    Christie's London, 'Contemporary Art One', 08 December 1999, lot 35
    Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    London, Chisenhale Gallery, Wolfgang Tillmans – I Didn’t Inhale, June - August 1997

  • Literature

    W.Tillmans, ‘Burg’, Cologne 1998 (illustrated in colour, Chisenhale Gallery West Wall installation view illustrated in colour, unpaged.)

  • 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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Kate Sitting

inkjet print
sheet 200.3 x 136.5 cm. (78 7/8 x 53 3/4 in.)
This work is number 1 from an edition of 1 plus 1 artist's proof and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist. This work is accompanied by the original master photograph titled, dated and inscribed ‘Kate Sitting, 1996, inkjet master print, enlarge to 175x120 cm’ on the reverse.

£25,000 - 35,000 ‡♠

Sold for £37,500

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

London 17 October 2013