Four Boots

Artist: Wolfgang Tillmans (German, born Remscheid, 1968)

Date: 1992

Medium: Chromogenic print

Dimensions: 51.2 x 39.4 cm (20 3/16 x 15 1/2 in.)

Classification: Photographs

Credit Line: Anonymous gift, 1995

Accession Number: 1995.128

Rights and Reproduction: © Wolfgang Tillmans

Description

From the moment of his first exhibition in 1988, at the age of twenty, Tillmans has been recognized as an artist of precocious talent. Conscripting magazines such as i-D, Interview, and Index as his exhibition space, he published provocative pictures of youth culture's rituals, self-image, and style that looked nothing like high fashion. Their exciting transgressions and seemingly casual snapshot style seemed, however, totally appropriate to describing the texture of a nomadic counterculture whose ethos is the elimination of all boundaries.

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