Wolfgang Tillmans - Heatwave: Online Auction London Wednesday, July 6, 2022 | Phillips
  • Description

    Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Netherlands

  • 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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signed, titled, numbered and dated 'erasure ph 5 88 printed 7 95 Wolfgang Tillmans 5/10+1' on the reverse
image 25.7 x 35.7 cm (10 1/8 x 14 in.)
sheet 30.5 x 40.5 cm (12 x 15 7/8 in.)

Executed in May 1988 and printed in July 1995, this work is number 5 from an edition of 10 plus 1 artist's proof.

£1,000 - 2,000 ‡♠

Sold for £2,268

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