Urgency IV

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Wolfgang Tillmans
Born Remscheid, Germany, 1968

Urgency IV
C-type print
Unique photograph

Purchased in 2006 from Maureen Paley
Purchased with funds from the Contemporary Art Society’s Scottish Arts Council lottery funded National Collecting Scheme for Scotland, with additional support from the Art Fund
Museum number 2006-29

The photography of Wolfgang Tillmans encompasses portraiture, still life, landscape and - as here - abstract compositions.

This is a unique photograph created without a camera, through the manipulation of light onto photosensitive paper in the darkroom. While it functions as a completely abstract work, it also has more erotic undertones of skin and body hair.

Urgency IV
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