Wolfgang Tillmans

Texts by Johanna Burton, Peter Halley, Midori Matsui, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Jan Verwoert

Known since the early 1990s for his photographs of young people in their social environment – clubs, gay pride parades, warehouse parties – Wolfgang Tillmans created an enigmatic, sexy and highly innovative photography while inventing new icons of beauty and style for gallery goers and magazine readers alike. This book is an updated and expanded edition of his 2002 monograph, featuring a new survey on his work from the past ten years and new artist’s writings.


Publisher: Phaidon

Artists: Wolfgang Tillmans

Contributors: Johanna Burton, Peter Halley, Midori Matsui, Wolfgang Tillmans, Jan Verwoert

Designer: Melanie Mues and Amelie Bonhomme, Mues Design, London

Printer: Printed in Hong Kong

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Hardcover

Dimensions: 10 x 11 1/2 in (25.4 x 29.2 cm)

Pages: 240

Reproductions: 240 color

ISBN: 9780714867045

Retail: $70 US & Canada | £40 | €60

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Wolfgang Tillmans

Few artists have shaped the scope of contemporary art and influenced a younger generation more than Wolfgang Tillmans. Since the early 1990s, his works have epitomized a new kind of subjectivity in photography, pairing intimacy and playfulness with social critique and the persistent questioning of existing values and hierarchies. Through his seamless integration of genres, subjects, techniques, and exhibition strategies, he has expanded conventional ways of approaching the medium and his practice continues to address the fundamental question of what it means to create pictures in an increasingly image-saturated world.

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