Wolfgang TillmansConcorde Grid 1997

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Wolfgang Tillmans (born 1968)
Concorde Grid
Date 1997
MediumPhotograph, colour, Chromogenic print, on paper
Dimensionsimage: 307 x 206 mm
Acquisition Presented by Poju and Anita Zabludowicz 2000
Not on display


Concorde Grid is a series of fifty-six colour photographs of equal dimensions arranged in a grid four rows high and fourteen columns wide. The series was created in an edition of ten plus one artist’s proof. Tate’s copy is number four. The photographs were taken as part of a commission for the Chisenhale Gallery, London on the occasion of I Didn’t Inhale, Tillmans’ solo exhibition there in 1997. An artist’s book consisting of sixty-two Concorde images was produced to accompany the exhibition. It was published by Walther König, Cologne. Fifty-four of the images in the photographic edition are reproduced in the book. The photographs were taken at a number of sites in and around London, including close to the perimeter fence at Heathrow airport. Several photographs of the airplane landing and taking off from the airport were taken looking through the security fence, which is included in the image as a blurred outline… (read more)

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