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Wolfgang Tillmans goes from Tate to states with new show at the Andrea Rosen Gallery

More new work from the first photographer to win the Turner Prize

Hot on the heels of his mid-career retrospective at Tate Britain which closed in September, Wolfgang Tillmans opens a show at his New York gallery (until 6 December). It seems a shame for US audiences that the Tate show will not travel to this side of the pond, but Tillmans’s dealer Andrea Rosen assures us that a US museum show is in the works, with venues to be announced. This show, which focuses on recent work, is installed in typical Tillmans fashion, a seemingly breezy salon-style hang, with two large, framed unique inkjet prints (part of his recent abstract “Blushes” series). A significant accomplishment of the catalogue accompanying the Tate show was to prove, through a diagram penned by Tillmans himself, that his various types of pictures—abstract and the figurative, still life, etc.—are related in a tightly woven conceptual scheme. Tillmans’s photographs, which won him the Turner prize three years ago, the first given to a photographer, may be of banal subjects, but they are rigorously composed (right, “Conor, studio”).

Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'What’s On: Wolfgang Tillmans'