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THOMAS RUFF: EDITIONS, 1988-2014. Ed. by Jorg Schellmann. Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, 2014. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 180 pp. with 211 ills. (145 col.). 29 x 22 cm. ISBN 9783775738590 In English.
Publisher's description: The numerous photographic series of Thomas Ruff (born 1958) are consistently compelling. In larger-than-life-sized portraits we encounter the intent gazes of young adults. Sterile building facades serve as a commentary on the misery of urban sprawl. Pixelated nudes from pornographic websites render important details almost indecipherable while underscoring the power of these images. In exhibitions the photographer shows large-scale prints, which are produced in a very limited number. However, he consistently produces small-format photographic prints using a range of reproductive techniques, which are usually produced in editions of 30 or more to make them affordable for a broader art audience. This catalogue raisonne of editions was prepared by Jorg Schellmann in close cooperation with Thomas Ruff and is based on the most up-to-date research. The works are organized chronologically -- not according to the year the image was created but its year of production. The volume presents all signed and numbered editions by the artist from 1988 onward.
Artist(s):Ruff, Thomas
Indexing: Western, Europe — Germany — Post-1970 — Photography
Plans: 73,54
Worldwide Number: 166296
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