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Thomas Ruff

Zeitungphoto 071& Sterne 5.19 22h 24 minutes/-20° , 1992-2002

Chromogenic print on forex
23 1/5 × 16 1/2 in
59 × 42 cm
Edition 45
This is part of a limited edition set.
€4,500
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Provenance
Glenda Cinquegrana Art Consulting
Milan
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Two C-Prints, Zeitungphoto 071 taken in 1990, printed in 2002 and Sterne 5.19 22h 24 minutes/-20° …

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Two C-Prints, Zeitungphoto 071 taken in 1990, printed in 2002 and Sterne 5.19 22h 24 minutes/-20° taken in 1992 and printed in 2002 by Schellmann publ., New York, Munich.

Medium
Photography
Condition
Excellent conditions
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, on label on verso
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Series
Two prints published by Schellmann by Thomas Ruff
Image rights
Thomas Ruff/Glenda Cinquegrana Art Consulting
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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Glenda Cinquegrana Art Consulting
Milan
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Two C-Prints, Zeitungphoto 071 taken in 1990, printed in 2002 and Sterne 5.19 22h 24 minutes/-20° …

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Two C-Prints, Zeitungphoto 071 taken in 1990, printed in 2002 and Sterne 5.19 22h 24 minutes/-20° taken in 1992 and printed in 2002 by Schellmann publ., New York, Munich.

Medium
Photography
Condition
Excellent conditions
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, on label on verso
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Series
Two prints published by Schellmann by Thomas Ruff
Image rights
Thomas Ruff/Glenda Cinquegrana Art Consulting
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

Zeitungphoto 071& Sterne 5.19 22h 24 minutes/-20° , 1992-2002

Chromogenic print on forex
23 1/5 × 16 1/2 in
59 × 42 cm
Edition 45
This is part of a limited edition set.
€4,500
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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