Wolfgang Tillmans, ‘Selbstportrait (August 97)’, Photographed in 1997 and printed in 2002, Phillips

Signature: signed, titled, inscribed, numbered and dated "Selbstportrait (August 97) ph. 08/1997 pr. WT 06/2002 5/10 + 1 Wolfgang Tillmans 5/10 C" on the reverse

Portraits: Wolfgang Tillmans, New York, 2002, pl. 13, n.p. (another example illustrated, titled nothing to loose)
if one thing matters, everything matters: Wolfgang Tillmans, exh. cat., Tate, London, 2003, no. 1997-134, p. 141 (another example illustrated)

Lewis Kaplan Collection, London
Phillips de Pury & Company, London, June 29, 2008, lot 69
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

About Wolfgang Tillmans

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).

German, b. 1968, Remscheid, Germany, based in London & Berlin