Thomas Ruff - PHOTOGRAPHS London Wednesday, May 19, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Nelson, Paris

  • Literature

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

  • Catalogue Essay

    "When I did my first architectural series, in 1987-91, I chose the typical, undistinguished buildings my generation grew up surrounded by. I thought that high architecture might overshadow the image itself, that a Mies building would be too beautiful. I was worried that there would be too much Mies and too little Ruff. But after gaining experience making various series in the meantime, I thought I could transform even Mies architecture into a Ruff image. When Julian [Heymen] proposed the project in 1999, I realised I was ready for Mies -- that I could make his architecture look different from the way it had appeared in previous photographs."
    (Thomas Ruff, 'A Thousand Words: Thomas Ruff talks about “l.m.v.d.r.’’ ', Artforum, vol. XXXIX, no. 10, Summer 2001, p. 159) 


LMV 09 h.t.b. 03

Digital colour coupler print, Diasec mounted.
99.7 x 133 cm (39 1/4 x 52 3/8 in).
Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil on the reverse of the frame. One from an edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs.

£25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for £27,500


20 May 2010