Wolfgang Tillmans - Bloom: Online Auction London Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    David Zwirner, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Hong Kong, still life

signed, titled, numbered and dated 'Hong Kong Still Life ph 01/2018 pr WT 03/2018 1/10 +1 Wolfgang Tillmans' on the reverse
inkjet print
30.4 x 40.4 cm (11 7/8 x 15 7/8 in.)
Photographed and printed in 2018, this work is number 1 from an edition of 10 plus 1 artist's proof.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £9,375

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Bloom: Online Auction

Online Auction 29 April - 7 May 2020