Wolfgang Tillmans - Photographs London Friday, May 19, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Maureen Paley, London

  • Exhibited

    Wolfgang Tillmans in Bogotá, Museo del Banco de la Republica, Bogotá, 25 October 2012 - 28 January 2013, another
    Wolfgang Tillmans, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 6 October 2012 - 20 January 2013; Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, 2 March - 08 September 2013, another
    Your Body is Yours, National Museum of Art, Osaka, 25 July - 23 September 2015, another
    Wolfgang Tillmans: Fragile, Contemporary Art Gallery, Yaoundé, 29 November 2019 - 10 January 2020, another

  • Literature

    Wolfgang Tillmans: Lighter, Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2008, p. 252
    Wolfgang Tillmans, London: Koenig, 2010, p. 52
    Wolfgang Tillmans, Stockholm: Moderna Museet, 2012
    W. Tillmans, Conor Donlon, Cologne: Walther König, 2016

  • 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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Chromogenic print.
Image: 40.4 x 27.9 cm (15 7/8 x 10 7/8 in.)
Frame: 44 x 34 cm (17 3/8 x 13 3/8 in.)

Titled, dated, annotated, numbered and signed 'haircut ph 07/2007 pr WT 09/2007 6/10 + 1 Wolfgang Tillmans' in pencil on the verso.

£4,000 - 6,000 ‡♠

Sold for £6,350

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London Auction 19 May 2023