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Thomas Ruff (German, b.1958)
LOT ID: 81730
Nudes ry18, ie. circa 2008

Chromogenic Print (C-print)
30.7 х 20.5 in. (77.98 x 52.07 cm.)
Signed, numbered, and dated
Print/Casting Year 2002
Edition of 30
Lot description
Year 2002/2008. Image measures 30.7 x 20.5 inches (78 x 52.1 cm). Framed dimensions are approximately 37 x 26.6 x 1.2 inches (94 x 67.6 x 3 cm).

This work by Thomas Ruff comes from the artist's ongoing "nudes" series, in which he expands and blurs pornographic images, thus endowing them with a painterly valence. By slightly altering the pornography and then presenting it as art, Ruff forms a provocative critique of the long artistic tradition of representing nudes. At the same time, he undermines the idea of photography as a hard-edged, fundamentally documentary medium.
Nudes ry18 by Thomas Ruff
  • Nudes ry18 by Thomas Ruff
  • Nudes ry18 by Thomas Ruff
  • Nudes ry18 by Thomas Ruff
  • Nudes ry18 by Thomas Ruff
  • Nudes ry18 by Thomas Ruff
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