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Thomas Ruff

"The reality in front of the camera is reality of the first degree, the image of the reality is reality of the second degree, and after that, there are all possible finer degrees and falsifications.”

Thomas Ruff ranks among the world's most important contemporary artists. His work has been marked up to the present by a considered approach to the means and possibilities of photography with respect to the information contained by images. Ruff began in 1979 to analyze the various genres of photography: from portraiture to architectural and press photography to the nude - looking at them in terms of their visual expressiveness. The breadth of his themes can also be seen in the range of techniques he employs: alongside the analogue and digital exposures he has taken himself and his own computer generated pictures, he also uses photographs from scientific archives, and reworked pictures culled from newspapers, magazines and the internet.

  • cassini

    • Thomas Ruff, cassini 36, 2012

      c-print | edition of 6 + 2 AP
      42.91 x 42.91 in (109 x 109 cm)
      EUR 26 000

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    • Thomas Ruff, cassini 11, 2009

      c-print | edition of 6 + 2 AP, ed. 5/6
      42.91 x 42.91 in (109 x 109 cm)

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  • Interieurs

    • Thomas Ruff, Interieur 5E, 1983

      c-print
      8.27 x 11.02 in (21 x 28 cm)

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    • Thomas Ruff, Interieur 1C, 1981

      c-print
      8.27 x 11.02 in (21 x 28 cm)

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  • jpeg

    • Thomas Ruff, jpeg ib01, 2006

      c-print, diasec face
      68.5 x 127.56 in (174 x 324 cm)

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    • Thomas Ruff, jpeg wd01, 2005

      c-print, diasec face
      100.39 x 72.83 in (255 x 185 cm)

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  • m.d.p.n.

    • Thomas Ruff, m.d.p.n. 23, 2002

      c-print, diasec face
      22.44 x 18.5 in (57 x 47 cm)

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    • Thomas Ruff, m.d.p.n. 19, 2002

      c-print, diasec face
      22.44 x 18.5 in (57 x 47 cm)

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  • Nacht

    • Thomas Ruff, Nacht 17 I, 1992

      c-print | edition of 6 + 3 AP, ed. 3/6
      7.87 x 8.27 in (20 x 21 cm)

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  • negative

    • Thomas Ruff, neg◊var_05, 2016

      c-print | edition of 8 + 3 AP, ed. 2/8
      11.42 x 8.66 in (29 x 22 cm)

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    • Thomas Ruff, neg◊stil_09, 2015

      c-print
      11.81 x 8.66 in (30 x 22 cm)

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    • Thomas Ruff, neg◊artists_02, 2014

      c-print
      25.59 x 29.53 in (65 x 75 cm)

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  • nudes

    • Thomas Ruff, nudes po15, 2006

      c-print, diasec face
      55.12 x 43.31 in (140 x 110 cm)

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    • Thomas Ruff, nudes go03, 2006

      c-print, diasec face
      62.2 x 43.31 in (158 x 110 cm)

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  • photogramm

    • Thomas Ruff, r.phg.s.03_I, 2014

      c-print | Diasec Face | edition of 4 + 1 AP, ed. 1/4
      94.49 x 72.83 in (240 x 185 cm)
      EUR 85 000

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    • Thomas Ruff, r.phg.02_I, 2014

      c-print | Diasec Face | edition of 4 +1 AP, ed. 2/4
      94.49 x 72.83 in (240 x 185 cm)
      EUR 85 000

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  • press++

    • Thomas Ruff, press++35.68, 2017

      c-print
      27.56 x 23.62 in (70 x 60 cm)

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    • Thomas Ruff, press++35.70, 2017

      c-print | edition of 8 + AP, ed. 1/8
      27.56 x 23.62 in (70 x 60 cm)
      EUR 15 000

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    • Thomas Ruff, press++30.47, 2016

      c-print | edition of 4 + 1 AP, ed. 2/4
      87.4 x 72.44 in (222 x 184 cm)
      EUR 85 000

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    • Thomas Ruff, press++50.72, 2016

      c-print
      14.96 x 11.81 in (38 x 30 cm)

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    • Thomas Ruff, press++01.45, 2015

      c-print
      14.96 x 11.81 in (38 x 30 cm)

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    • Thomas Ruff, press++22.01, 2015

      c-print
      89.37 x 72.83 in (227 x 185 cm)

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    • Thomas Ruff, press++01.82, 2015

      c-print
      90.55 x 72.83 in (230 x 185 cm)

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  • Substrat

    • Thomas Ruff, Substrat 32 III, 2007

      c-print, diasec face
      100 x 73.23 in (254 x 186 cm)

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  • Zeitungsfotos

    • Thomas Ruff, Zeitungsfoto 072, 1990

      C-Print | edition of 12 + 4 AP | 3'000.00 EUR
      6.69 x 5.51 in (17 x 14 cm)

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  • zycles

    • Thomas Ruff, zycles 4078, 2009

      c-print, diasec face | edition of 2 + 1 AP
      73.23 x 73.23 in (186 x 186 cm)

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    • Thomas Ruff, zycles 3042, 2008

      Ditone Print
      48.82 x 85.04 in (124 x 216 cm)

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  • ma.r.s.

    • Thomas Ruff, RGB_ma.r.s.02, 2014

      c-print | edition of 5 + 2 AP | 40'000.00 EUR
      64.96 x 48.43 in (165 x 123 cm)

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    • Thomas Ruff, IRB_ma.r.s.01, 2014

      c-print | edition of 5 + 2 AP, ed. 3/5
      64.96 x 48.43 in (165 x 123 cm)
      EUR 40 000

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    • Thomas Ruff, ma.r.s.19, 2011

      c-print, diasec face
      100.39 x 72.83 in (255 x 185 cm)

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    • Thomas Ruff, ma.r.s.01_III, 2011

      c-print, diasec face
      100.39 x 72.83 in (255 x 185 cm)

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  • m.n.o.p.

    • Thomas Ruff, m.n.o.p.05, 2013

      c-print
      18.5 x 23.62 in (47 x 60 cm)

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    • Thomas Ruff, m.n.o.p.07, 2013

      c-print
      18.5 x 23.62 in (47 x 60 cm)

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  • flower.s

    • Thomas Ruff, flower.s.23, 2018

      c-print | edition of 6 + 2 AP, ed. 1/6
      39.37 x 31.5 in (100 x 80 cm)
      EUR 45 000

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    • Thomas Ruff, flower.s.24, 2018

      c-print
      39.37 x 31.5 in (100 x 80 cm)

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  • tableaux chinois

    • Thomas Ruff, tableau chinois_02, 2019

      c-print
      94.49 x 72.83 in (240 x 185 cm)

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    • Thomas Ruff, tableau chinois_03, 2019

      c-print
      94.49 x 72.83 in (240 x 185 cm)

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    • Thomas Ruff, tableau chinois_04, 2019

      c-print
      94.49 x 72.83 in (240 x 185 cm)

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    • Thomas Ruff, tableau chinois_07, 2019

      c-print
      94.49 x 72.83 in (240 x 185 cm)

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    • Thomas Ruff, tableau chinois_09, 2019

      c-print
      94.49 x 72.83 in (240 x 185 cm)

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    • Thomas Ruff, tableau chinois_15, 2019

      c-print
      94.49 x 72.83 in (240 x 185 cm)

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