Thomas Ruff - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 13, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    David Zwirner, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Mies in Berlin, June 21 - September 11, 2001 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    M. Winzen, ed., Thomas Ruff: 1979 to the Present, Cologne, 2000, p. 242, no. LMV07 (illustrated); T. Riley, Mies in Berlin, New York, 2001, n.p. (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1998 for the Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Julian Heynen asked Thomas Ruff to prepare an exhibition of architectural photographs of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s villas built between 1927 and 1930. The show was to commemorate the re-opening, after renovations, of the architect’s two homes (Haus Lange and Haus Esters), now used as exhibition venues for contemporary art. Thomas Ruff began studying the architecture and the well-known photographs of Haus Rugendhat, Haus Lange, Haus Esters, and the Barcelona Pavilion. He worked out an approach of his own and photographed the two building—like the Herzog & deMeuron series—using all the techniques at his disposal. During the exhibition in Krefeld, Terence Riley, who was preparing a retrospective of Mies van der Rohe’s architecture up to 1938, for the Museum of Modern Art, New York, asked Thomas Ruff to photograph all of the other still existing buildings from those years for his exhibition. Since some of them could not be photographed by him, he digitally processed existing pictorial sources.

    (M. Winzen, Thomas Ruff: 1979 to the Present, Cologne 2001, p. 242)


h.t.b 01

Chromogenic print mounted with Diasec face in artist's wood frame.
Frame: 51 x 61 1/4 in. (129.5 x 155.6 cm).
Signed, dated "Thomas Ruff, 1999" and numbered of five on the reverse; also signed, titled, dated "Thomas Ruff, 1999, h.t.b 01" and numbered of five on the reverse of the backing board. This work is from an edition of five plus two artist's proofs.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $35,000

Contemporary Art Part II

13 May 2011
New York