Lot 5
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Wolfgang Tillmans

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Description

  • Wolfgang Tillmans
  • Eclipse 2-3
  • inkjet print
  • 203 by 137 cm. 80 by 54 in.
  • Executed in 1998, this work is number 1 from an edition of 1, plus 1 artist's proof.

Provenance

Maureen Paley, London

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2003

Literature

Exh. Cat., Hamburg, Deichtorhallen Hamburg (and travelling), Wolfgang Tillmans: View from Above, September 2001 - January 2003, p. 186, illustrated in colour (edition no. unknown) 

Exh. Cat., London, Tate Britain, Wolfgang Tillmans: If One Thing Matters, Everything Matters, June - September 2003, p. 159, illustrated (edition no. unknown)

Catalogue Note

“… Astronomy in a sense initiated me into the visual world. When I was eleven, in 1978 or 1979, I fell in love with the stars and soon got a telescope and did nothing but look at the stars, and the sun during the day, observing and drawing the sunspots. I was obsessed with eclipses, and the eclipses were a particular delight” (Wolfgang Tillmans in conversation with Nathan Kernan, in: Exh. Cat., Turin, Castello di Rivoli, View from above, Wolfgang Tillmans, 2001, p. 11).
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