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  • Catalogue Essay

    Published as part of the BAM Photography Portfolio II, which includes works by John Baldessari, Lillian Bassman, Vanessa Beecroft, William Eggleston, Sally Mann, Sheila Metzner, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans.

  • Artist Bio

    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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Carciofo

2002
Chromogenic print, on glossy paper, with full margins,
I. 73 x 48.2 cm (28 3/4 x 18 7/8 in.)
S. 76.2 x 60.9 cm (30 x 23 7/8 in.)

signed and numbered 31/40 in pencil on the reverse, published by Serge Sorokko Editions, San Francisco, framed.

Estimate
£1,500 - 2,000 

sold for £3,750

Contact Specialist
Robert Kennan
Head of Sale, Editions
London
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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 22 January 2015 2pm & 6pm