Wolfgang Tillmans: Still Life. Text by Benjamin Paul. Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 2002. 61 pp. Small quarto. Spiral bound with stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. 36 color reproductions. Includes exhibition checklist, bio, exhibition history and bibliography. |
Scarce catalogue from Tillmans' 2002 show at the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University.
"The photographs of Wolfgang Tillmans appear to be genuinely random and casual, as seen in 'Still Life, Grays Inn Road I (1999) (shown at right). This Turner prizewinning artist uses his camera to keep an ever-changing diary. He pins his pictures up for exhibitions as if they were on a kitchen noticeboard. They include shots of flowers, keys and whatever else happens to be around, juxtaposed with portraits of friends. The way Tillmans photographs his everyday material surroundings is so convincingly spontaneous that "still life" seems too formal a term to describe it. But why? Surely Tillmans is a major artist of the still life?"--Jonathan Jones, The Guardian, Friday 16 November 2012