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Details & Cataloguing

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Wolfgang Tillmans
B. 1968
SUPER COLLIDER - A
signed and numbered 1/1 on a label affixed to the reverse
c-print
182.9 by 152.4 cm. 72 by 60 in.
Executed in 2001, this work is number 1 from an edition of 1, plus 1 artist's proof.
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Provenance

Maureen Paley, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Princeton, Princeton University Art Museum, Contemporary Reflections on the Celestial, November 2016 - April 2017

Literature

Exh.Cat., Hamburg, Deichtorhallen Hamburg; Turin, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea; Paris, Palais de Tokyo; Humlebæk, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Wolfgang Tillmans - View From Above, September 2001 - January 2002, p. 53, illustrated in colour (ed. no. unknown)

Catalogue Note

It is important that these are not paintings, as the eye recognizes these as photographic the association machine in the head connects them to reality, whereas a painting is always understood by the eye as mark making by the artist. This connectedness of 'evidence' as in photographic reality, and an obviously painterly process frees them from being read only as a product of the artist's hand."

WOLFGANG TILLMANS
quoted in D. Eichler, Wolfgang Tillmans: Abstract Pictures, Ostfildern, 2011, p. 24

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