Wolfgang Tillmans - New Now London Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
    Private Collection, London
    Private Collection, Europe

  • 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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Blushes #47

signed, titled, inscribed, numbered and dated ‘Blushes # 47 2000 unique Wolfgang Tillmans 00 092-47’ on the reverse
61 x 51 cm (24 x 20 1/8 in.)
Executed in 2000, this work is unique.

£18,000 - 25,000 

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London Auction 15 December 2020