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Thomas Ruff

jpg / ma.r.s, 2010-2020

C-prints, handsigned, numbered
33 1/10 × 23 3/5 in
84 × 60 cm
Edition of 40
This is part of a limited edition set.
€9,000
location
Berlin
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ARTEDIO
Berlin
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Prints, C-prints, limited edition of 40, handsigned, numbered, very good state, artwork is offered …

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Prints, C-prints, limited edition of 40, handsigned, numbered, very good state, artwork is offered unframed, framing on request, worldwide shipping

Details:
• Artist: Thomas Ruff
• Title: jpg/ma.r.s
• Originality: original
• Type: original graphic, limited edition prints
• Technique: Portfolio of six C-prints

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Thomas Ruff
German, b. 1958
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Thomas Ruff uses technological advancements to realize new visual possibilities of photography and question its artistic qualities. “I don’t believe in the psychologizing portrait photography that my colleagues do, trying to capture the character with a lot of light and shade,” he says. “That’s absolutely suspect to me. I can only show the surface. Whatever goes beyond that is more or less chance.” In the manner of the typologies and straight photography espoused by his teachers Bernd and Hilla Becher, Ruff’s best-known series is “Portraits” (1981-85), 60 frontal, identically framed photographs of expressionless men and women blown up to a monumental size. Authenticity and appropriation are of recurring interest to Ruff—he further explored these ideas in “Nudes” (2003), a photographic collection of distorted and enlarged thumbnails of pornographic photographs taken from the internet, and has produced series based on 3-D mathematical renderings, archival images of war and the night sky, and the architecture of Mies van der Rohe.

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Berlin
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Prints, C-prints, limited edition of 40, handsigned, numbered, very good state, artwork is offered …

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Prints, C-prints, limited edition of 40, handsigned, numbered, very good state, artwork is offered unframed, framing on request, worldwide shipping

Details:
• Artist: Thomas Ruff
• Title: jpg/ma.r.s
• Originality: original
• Type: original graphic, limited edition prints
• Technique: Portfolio of six C-prints

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Signature
Handsigned, numbered
Thomas Ruff
German, b. 1958
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Thomas Ruff uses technological advancements to realize new visual possibilities of photography and question its artistic qualities. “I don’t believe in the psychologizing portrait photography that my colleagues do, trying to capture the character with a lot of light and shade,” he says. “That’s absolutely suspect to me. I can only show the surface. Whatever goes beyond that is more or less chance.” In the manner of the typologies and straight photography espoused by his teachers Bernd and Hilla Becher, Ruff’s best-known series is “Portraits” (1981-85), 60 frontal, identically framed photographs of expressionless men and women blown up to a monumental size. Authenticity and appropriation are of recurring interest to Ruff—he further explored these ideas in “Nudes” (2003), a photographic collection of distorted and enlarged thumbnails of pornographic photographs taken from the internet, and has produced series based on 3-D mathematical renderings, archival images of war and the night sky, and the architecture of Mies van der Rohe.

Thomas Ruff

jpg / ma.r.s, 2010-2020

C-prints, handsigned, numbered
33 1/10 × 23 3/5 in
84 × 60 cm
Edition of 40
This is part of a limited edition set.
€9,000
location
Berlin
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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