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Thomas Ruff

Zeitungsphotos (Newspaper Photographs), 1991

The complete set of 24 offset lithographs with screenprint in colours, on heavy wove paper, with full margins.
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all I. various sizes
all S. 50 x 40 cm (19 5/8 x 15 3/4 in.)

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Five sheets signed, numbered 'A.P. 3/8' and each annotated from 'I' to 'V' respectively in pencil on the reverse (an artist's proof set … Read more
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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About the work
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Property Subject to Artist's Resale Right (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

all …

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Property Subject to Artist's Resale Right (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

all I. various sizes
all S. 50 x 40 cm (19 5/8 x 15 3/4 in.)

Signature
Five sheets signed, numbered 'A.P. 3/8' and each annotated from 'I' to 'V' respectively in pencil on the reverse (an artist's proof set … Read more
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

Zeitungsphotos (Newspaper Photographs), 1991

The complete set of 24 offset lithographs with screenprint in colours, on heavy wove paper, with full margins.
Bidding closed
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