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Wolfgang Tillmans

German, b. 1968

9.6k followers

Wolfgang Tillmans

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German, b. 1968

Followers
9.6k
Biography

With titles such as Susanne, No Bra (2006) and Anders pulling splinter from his foot (2004), Wolfgang Tillmans’s oeuvre is distinguished by unabashed emotion and a tension between strangeness and familiarity. Using all the photographic technology at his disposal, Tillmans shoots portraits, still-lifes, and landscapes in which the subjects range from partially-nude friends in seemingly private moments to modest arrangements of domestic items on windowsills. Tillmans’s abstractions reveal studies in color, as seen in the magenta liquid lines of Urgency XXIV (2006).

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
$661k, Sotheby's, 2017
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Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 15 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 26 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 7 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 5 more
Biography

With titles such as Susanne, No Bra (2006) and Anders pulling splinter from his foot (2004), Wolfgang Tillmans’s oeuvre is distinguished by unabashed emotion and a tension between strangeness and familiarity. Using all the photographic technology at his disposal, Tillmans shoots portraits, still-lifes, and landscapes in which the subjects range from partially-nude friends in seemingly private moments to modest arrangements of domestic items on windowsills. Tillmans’s abstractions reveal studies in color, as seen in the magenta liquid lines of Urgency XXIV (2006).

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
$661k, Sotheby's, 2017
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 15 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 26 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 7 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 5 more
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