Wolfgang Tillmans - Wired: Online Auction London Tuesday, October 25, 2022 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Netherlands
    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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paper wrapped II

signed, titled, numbered, inscribed and dated 'paper wrapped II photo 2000 print WT 2000 2/10 +1 Wolfgang Tillmans' on the reverse
image 25.6 x 39.4 cm (10 1/8 x 15 1/2 in.)
sheet 30.4 x 40.6 cm (11 7/8 x 15 7/8 in.)

Photographed and printed in 2000, this work is number 2 from an edition of 10 plus 1 artist's proof.

£2,000 - 3,000 ‡♠

Sold for £4,788

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