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Tillmans, Wolfgang (Artist/Photographer) & Other Contributors. WOLFGANG TILLMANS. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 181 pages. Fine.

Retrospective Exhibition Monograph. The very first retrospective exhibition of Wolfgang Tillmans' body of work in the United States. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Wolfgang Tillmans: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Wolfgang Tillmans. Essays by all six of the leading scholarly experts on the art of Wolfgang Tillmans. Biography and Bibliography appended at the end. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Canada to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark retrospective exhibition held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago from May 20 through August 13, 2006. The show travelled on to other major venues in the United States. Presents "Wolfgang Tillmans". Some of the finest and most representative images by the German-born, London-based artist/photographer: An indispensable guide to Wolfgang Tillmans' world, the world of the incurable voyeur, that is to say, our world. "The underbelly of the world and the pursuit of impossible truth: Wolfgang Tillmans takes his exploration of the visible world to a new level. 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" (Benedikt Taschen). An absolute "must-have" title for Wolfgang Tillmans collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in blue pen-marker on the title page by Wolfgang Tillmans. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, 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 artist/photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER WOLFGANG TILLMANS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0300120222. $100.00

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