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Lot Closed

November 16, 03:56 PM GMT


40,000 - 60,000 GBP

Lot Details


Wolfgang Tillmans

b. 1968

'K5', 1998 

Mural-sized chromogenic print, flush-mounted to foamex and floated in white box frame. Titled and editioned '1/1 +1AP' on an Andrea Rosen Gallery label bearing information about the work affixed to the frame verso.

Frame 148 x 212.8 cm (83 3/4 x 58 1/4 in.)

This lot should have a W symbol and will be sent to Greenford park after the sale. Please refer to the online catalogue for further information.

The subject of the Wolfgang Tillmans work offered here, in art historical terms can arguably be defined as a ‘still life.’ However, by resisting such quick and easy categorisation we can appreciate Tillmans’s desire to empower the viewer ‘to see with the immediacy’ he felt when shooting works like K5. Indeed, we can then recognise the collection of fruit and vegetables balanced on the shelf and radiator as just that. Yet, the monumental size of this work emphasises strongly the beauty and importance of that which is often thought to be ordinary and mundane. Thus, Tillmans is encouraging us to take watch and behold the everyday.