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Wolfgang Tillmans
B. 1968
PAPER DROP (ROMA)
c-print, in artist's frame
145 by 212 cm. 57 1/8 by 83 3/4 in.
Executed in 2007, this work is number 1 from an edition of 1, plus 1 artist's proof.
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Provenance

Galleria s.a.l.e.s., Rome
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007

Exhibited

Rome, Galleria s.a.l.e.s., All the Time / Time, October 2007
London, Serpentine Gallery, Wolfgang Tillmans, June - September 2010 (ed. no. unknown)
Pistoia, Palazzo Fabroni, Viaggio in Italia, November 2010 - January 2011
Stockholm, Moderna Museet; and Dusseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Wolfgang Tillmans, October 2012 - July 2013 (ed. no. unknown)

Literature

Exh. Cat., London, Serpentine Gallery, Wolfgang Tillmans, June – September 2010, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

‘In my lens-based paper drop images I made the photographic paper itself my subject matter, creating images that are figurative and abstract at the same time. I liken them to mathematical functions. I can’t calculate them, but a mathematician could describe exactly how their shapes happened through the tension of the paper and gravity. They are almost like scientific illustrations.’  (Wolfgang Tillmans cited in: Jan Verwoert, Peter Halley and Midori Matsui, Eds., Wolfgang Tillmans, London 2014, n.p.).

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