Tate Modern Edition


Unique colour laser photocopy on paper

16.50 x 11.00 in

41.9 x 27.9 cm

Edition of 172

signed and numbered on a label on verso


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    About The Work

    In 2016, Tillmans created a new series of 172 unique photocopy color prints titled 'Tate Modern Edition 2016', to celebrate the Tate Modern's Switch House extension in June of that year. When construction on the extension was underway, Tillmans visited the London site to document the workers, machines, and interiors that captivated him. Tillmans then distorted the photographs using an outdated photocopier from the 1980's which he had in his studio. By scanning the images and separating their colors into CYMK, the images were reprinted and the process was repeated 3 more times. This process overlayed and offset the 4 colors, ultimately creating 172 unique abstracted prints. Tillmans has increasingly situated his practice where representation confronts abstraction and the alchemy of photography. 

    The works from this series are quintessential Tillmans. His diverse oeuvre has always documented his surroundings while experimenting with photography and it's processes. The distorted and abstracted works upholds Tillmans tradition of challenging the photography's conventions and it's associated mechanical / chemical processes. 

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    About Wolfgang Tillmans

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    • Each print is unique.

      16.5"H 11"W (work)

      19"H 14"W (frame)

      Excellent condition.

      Published by: Tate Gallery / Tate Modern, London, UK.

    • This work is framed. Frame measurements are 19.00" x 14.00".
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