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Wolfsnap (Self-Portrait) 2002

Wolfgang Tillmans (born 1968, Remscheid, Germany)

Wolfsnap (Self-Portrait)
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Copyright: Copyright Wolfgang Tillmans; Courtesy Maureen Paley, London

Wolfgang Tillmans sees himself as an artist working through the medium of photography, 'I never live through the camera. Once Iíve understood something, I can photograph it. Itís impossible to take a good picture of something when one hasnít consciously or subconsciously understood something of the nature of what one is looking at Ö itís always about having understood, or at least felt the relevance of something and wanting to convey that sense.'

Acquisition Details

Acquired from Maureen Paley, London, 2006
Purchased with funds from the National Collecting Scheme for Scotland which was originated and operated 2003-2006 by the Contemporary Art Society and supported by the National Lottery through the Scottish Arts Council.
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