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Wolfgang Tillmans
Born Remscheid, Germany, 1968

Wolfsnap (Self-portrait), 2002
C-type print
Seven of an edition of 10

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 2006-33

Tillmans sees himself as an artist working through the medium of photography, “I never live through the camera. Once I’ve understood something, I can photograph it. It’s impossible to take a good picture of something when one hasn’t consciously or subconsciously understood something of the nature of what one is looking at … it’s always about having understood, or at least felt the relevance of something and wanting to convey that sense.”

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