Wolfgang Tillmans - Photographs London Tuesday, November 22, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne

  • Literature

    Wolfgang Tillmans, London: Phaidon, 2014, p. 129

  • 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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Still life, Tel Aviv

1999
Chromogenic print.
Image: 41.7 x 60.7 cm (16 3/8 x 23 7/8 in.)
Frame: 54.7 x 65.2 cm (21 1/2 x 25 5/8 in.)

Titled, dated, annotated, numbered and signed 'Still life, Tel Aviv ph 10 99 WT 11 99 1/3 + 1 Wolfgang Tillmans' in pencil on the verso.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £13,860

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London Auction 22 November 2022