Kate sitting, Wolfgang Tillmans
Wolfgang Tillmans
Kate sitting
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Wolfgang Tillmans

Kate sitting, 1996


Dimensions
40.6 x 30.5 cm
Physical Description
C-Print
Inventory Number
DZF 94b
Acquisition
DZ BANK Art Collection at the Städel Museum
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

Kate Moss looks unusually unglamorous and unstaged in Wolfgang Tillmans' print. She appears to be listening to the cameraman's instructions before adopting her pose for the photo shoot. Although Tillmans works with artificial light and composes his pictures precisely, they are defined by an "aesthetic of casualness". Since the 1990s, the artist has shown his fashion-magazine photographs on an equal footing alongside other works he has created in an artistic context. Overcoming the difference between the various distribution systems of fashion and art, he presents the various photographs in their own hanging space in the exhibition area. This allows pictures of different formats, subjects and production dates to develop a dynamic interrelation.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Kate sitting (Original Title)
Photographer
Part Number / Total
2 / 16
Serial Number / Edition
2 / 10
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
C-Print
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Wolfgang Tillmans
Acquisition
DZ BANK Art Collection at the Städel Museum

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Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 5 Abstract Ideas and Concepts
  • 61BB2(MOSS, Kate) historical person (MOSS, Kate) - BB - woman
  • 31AA235(+4) sitting figure - AA - female human figure (+ three-quarter view)
  • 31A25165 arms folded over the abdomen
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03.09.2019