Thomas Ruff – Ground breaking Photographs

Thomas Ruff: "Nude ku 12", 2000, Farbfotografie, verso signiert, datiert und nummeriert. lim. Auflage 50 Exemplare, Format: 52 x 41,9 cm / 60 x 49,8 cm.

Thomas Ruff: “Nude ku 12”, 2000, Colour photograph, signed, dated and numbered on verso, edition of 50, sizes: 52 x 41,9 cm / 60 x 49,8 cm. Price upon request.

About the Artist

German photo artist Thomas Ruff (born 1958) is a master of conceptual serial photography and a tireless innovator. Ruff has a particular fascination with photographic techniques that appear to erase or leave out the artist’s hand, techniques often designed for military or scientific purposes. The numerous photographic series of Thomas Ruff  are consistently compelling. He made a name for himself in the early eighties with oversized, superrealistic color portraits of his artist friends and as a pioneer of the Diasec process used to mount photographic images onto acrylic glass, thereby obviating frames, liberating photography from the print gallery and paving the way to the “grand gallery” museum walls for large-format photos.  Works from Thomas Ruff’s large-format series, beginning with his small Interiors, the large Portraits, his Architectural Photos, the Starry Skies, his abstract Substrata, the Nudes, Stellar Landscapes, l.m.v.d.r., Machines, Substrate, jpgs. Cycles, Negatives, +++press are among the most important discoveries in contemporary photography of today.

Thomas Ruff: "Nude ku 12", 2000, Farbfotografie, verso signiert, datiert und nummeriert. lim. Auflage 50 Exemplare, Format: 52 x 41,9 cm / 60 x 49,8 cm.

More Artwork from this Artist

Thomas Ruff: "Interieur 3B", 1980, C-print, signiert, 27.5 x 20.5 cm.

Thomas Ruff: “Interieur 3B”, 1980, C-print, signiert, 27.5 x 20.5 cm. Price upon request.

Thomas Ruff: "Interior 1a", 1979, C-print, © the artist Courtesy the artist & the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

Thomas Ruff: “Interior 1a”, 1979, C-print, © the artist Courtesy the artist & Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden. Price upon request.

 

Thomas Ruff, Interieurs (Interiors), 1989, Suite of three dye-transfer photographs, 50 x 40 cm (19½ x 15¾ inch) each. Edition of 12, ea. sign. and num. on verso. Price upon request.

Thomas Ruff, No Title 1, Badezimmer, Bathroom, Original Lithograph, edition of 100, signed, numbered, 250 g/m² Velin d’Arches paper, size: 76 x 56 cm. Price upon request.

Thomas Ruff, Sterne / Stars 13 36mm, signed, size: 113,5 x 85 cm, incl. frame. Price € 5.500.-

 

Thomas Ruff, Sterne (Stars), 1990, Portfolio with eight grano-lithographs on Ikonorex 300g card stock, varnished, 89.5 x 65 cm (35¼ x 25½ in). Edition of 40, ea. sign. and num. on verso. Price upon request.

Thomas Ruff, Nächte / Nights, 1993, Set of 5 grano lithographs, each print 71 x 74 cm (28 x 29 in.), each signed and numbered on verso. Edition of 45. Price € 7.500.-

Thomas Ruff „Zeitungsphotos / Thomas Ruff - Newspaper Photographs “, 1991, Four sheets of duotone, offset and silk-screen print on strong paper each 50 x 40 cm, motifs vary in size 18 x 21,14 x 10,17 x 14, and 13,5 x 10 cm on 50 x 40 cm sheets, the four sheets belong together as a group, and are therefore explicitly signed and numbered with pencil on one of the sheets, small edition only 36 copies

Thomas Ruff „Zeitungsphotos / Newspaper Photos“, 1991, Four sheets of duotone, offset and silk-screen print on strong paper each 50 x 40 cm, motifs vary in size 18 x 21,14 x 10,17 x 14, and 13,5 x 10 cm on 50 x 40 cm sheets, the four sheets belong together as a group, and are therefore explicitly signed and numbered with pencil on one of the sheets, small edition only 36 copies. Price 2,800.- 

Thomas Ruff: Andere Doppelportraits / other double Portraits, 1996, 2 silkscreens, each print 72 x 104 cm (28 x 40″), each signed and numbered. Edition of 40. Price € 1.800.- 

Thomas Ruff: „Portrait 1989 (I. Graw)“, 1989 / 2012, C-Print, limitierte Auflage 150 Exemplare, handsigniert und nummeriert en verso, Bildformat: 30 x 22 cm

Thomas Ruff: „Portrait 1989 (I. Graw)“, 1989 / 2012, C-Print, edition of 150, signed, numbered en verso, size: 30 x 22 cm. Price € 2.500.- 

Thomas Ruff: very rare art postcard, published by the National Gallery of Victoria - Melbourne Australia, 2 motives from the series "Portraits", signed by the artist, dimensions: 15 x 21 cm - very good condition.

Thomas Ruff: very rare art postcard, published by the National Gallery of Victoria – Melbourne Australia, 2 motives from the series “Portraits”, signed by the artist, dimensions: 15 x 21 cm – very good condition. Price € 650.- 

Thomas Ruff, d.p.b. 08, 2005, C-print, 12 × 16 1/2 in, 30.5 × 41.9 cm, Edition of 250, signed, date and numbered in pencil on back. Price € 6.500.-

 

Thomas Ruff l.m.v.d.r. 2004 Set of 6 C-prints mounted on aluminum (Dibond), 58 x 70 cm (23 x 27½ in), each signed and numbered. Edition of 40, in aluminum box.

Thomas Ruff: l.m.v.d.r., 2004, Set of 6 C-prints mounted on aluminum (Dibond), 58 x 70 cm (23 x 27½ in), each signed and numbered. Edition of 40, in aluminum box. Price € 15.000.-

 

Thomas Ruff:"m.d.p.n. 01", 2002, C-Print, Diasec Face, lim. Auflage 5 Exemplare (+ 2 AP), Verso signiert, datiert und nummeriert, 186 x 270 cm.

Thomas Ruff: m.d.p.n. 01″, 2002, C-Print, Diasec Face, lim. Auflage 5 Exemplare (+ 2 AP), Verso signiert, datiert und nummeriert, 186 x 270 cm. Price upon request.

 

Thomas Ruff: Maschinen /Machines, 2005, Set of 8 digital pigment prints on photo rag paper, 50 x 40 (15¾ x 19¾”) and 40 x 50 cm (19¾” x 15¾”), respectively. Edition of 30, each signed and numbered. Price € 5.500.- 

Thomas Ruff, Substrat 2019, C-Print, edition of 300, signed, numbered, dated, size: 22 x 35,8 cm, total size: 32 x 45, 8 cm. Ask for price !

Thomas Ruff, Substrate, 2003, Suite of 4 ditone prints on 250 g satin paper, mounted on aluminum board (Dibond), each print 100 x 75 cm (39½ x 29½”), signed
and numbered. Edition of 45. Price upon request.

 

Thomas Ruff, phg.05_III, 2013/2014, Imprinted on photopaper, edition 100 + 20 A.P., size: 50 x 40 cm, signed, dated and numbered. Price € 2.500,-

 

Thomas Ruff, Cassini 13, C-Print, signed, numbered, edition of 100 plus e/a, size: 50 x 40 cm. Price € 2.500,-

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