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WOLFGANG TILLMANS - Rare Fine Copy of The First Edition/First Printing

Tillmans, Wolfgang (Artist/Photographer) & Watney, Simon (Contributor)

Published by Cologne, Germany: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 1995
ISBN 10: 3822888532 / ISBN 13: 9783822888537
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Title: WOLFGANG TILLMANS - Rare Fine Copy of The ...

Publisher: Cologne, Germany: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 1995

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. Signed. Unpaginated. Published in 1995. Retrospective collection of photographs. One of the finest titles on Wolfgang Tillmans' early work. The First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the 2002 Reissued Edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a softcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Wolfgang Tillmans: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Wolfgang Tillmans. Essay by Simon Watney. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Cologne, Germany to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents "Wolfgang Tillmans". Some of the finest and most representative early work by the German-born and London-based artist/photographer in one handsome volume. As a collection, they are among the most influential of our time. Tillmans' photographs have a consciously cultivated casual look, the result of a carefully planned process of engagement with his subjects. Be they a world-famous rock star, actor, lover, colleague, acquaintance, stranger, family member, each photograph projects both vulnerability and defiance. Tillmans makes a valid distinction between "nakedness" and "nudity", themes that he has explored in his entire body of work. Nakedness is about being vulnerable, exposed, and therefore deeply human. Nudity is about being beautiful, the formal and sensual appeals of the human body, from Tillmans' singular point-of-view as a cutting-edge artist who does not work in the idealizing tradition of the nude. Tillmans is, in Charles Baudelaire's famous phrase, a "painter of modern life". His meticulous yet casual-looking photographs of people, pets, fashion models, cast-off clothes, disheveled rooms, casual sex, and spontaneous events, which the French philosopher Alain Badiou celebrates as "rupture", capture a free, fluid, and fleeting world, doomed to pass yet also eternal. Like his fellow German expatriate, Juergen Teller, what sets Tillmans apart from his rigorously austere European contemporaries and elders is the powerful eroticism of his work, palpable in even the most bland-looking photograph. An absolute "must-have" title for Wolfgang Tillmans collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of very few copies of the First Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A rare copy thus. Winner of the Turner Prize in 2000, the most prestigious contemporary art award. Wolfgang Tillmans' "Concorde" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the most brilliant artist/photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER WOLFGANG TILLMANS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 3822888532. Bookseller Inventory # 13745

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Synopsis: Tillmans mixes photographs with large size inkjet prints and actual magazine pages. This volume features his work, which has been exhibited in art galleries and museums across Europe and the US - as well as appearing in leading fashion and music magazines.

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