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Tillmans, Wolfgang (Photographer) & Shimuzu, Minoru (Contributor). WOLFGANG TILLMANS: TRUTH STUDY CENTER. Cologne, Germany: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 2005. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 200 pages. As New. Signed.

Retrospective collection of photographs, presented as an Artist Book. The first and only edition. A brilliant production by Wolfgang Tillmans: Oversize-volume format. Glossy pictorial softcovers which show a view of the planet Venus on the front cover, a male couple kissing on the back cover, and titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Wolfgang Tillmans. Interview with Minoru Shimuzu. Biography and Bibliography appended at the end. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Spain to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents some of the finest and most representative images by the German-born, London-based artist/photographer in a handsome and accessible edition. "The underbelly of the world and the pursuit of impossible truth: Wolfgang Tillmans takes his exploration of the visible world to a new level. The title is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the paradox of our desire to find a universal truth and the impossibility of doing so. From evocative nude studies and candid personal portraits to astronomical views of planet Venus passing over the disc of the sun, the full width of Tillmans's world is brought together in one book. Also included is an extensive selection of striking new abstract works, which evoke bodily as well as atmospheric sensations. From nightlife to still life, Tillmans shows us another side of the world we live in today. Widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of his generation, his work, while appearing to capture the immediacy of the moment and the character of the subject, also examines the dynamics of photographic representation. From the outset, he ignored the traditional separation between art exhibited in a gallery and images conveyed through other forms of publication, giving equal weight to both. His work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art New York in 1996 and The Tate London in a major retrospective in 2003" (Benedikt Taschen). An indispensable, "must-have" guide to Wolfgang Tillmans' world, the world of the incurable voyeur. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black marker on the title page by Wolfgang Tillmans. He did exactly one signing in the United States, almost one year after the book was published and after seemingly interminable negotiations, and no other signed copies from anywhere have turned up. This is an Import title, has had very limited distribution in the United States, is now out-of-print, and highly collectible as Tillmans very rarely signs. This is the only signed copy available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed 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 living artist/photographers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER WOLFGANG TILLMANS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 3822846406. $100.00

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