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    Sale 1970

    Post-War And Contemporary First Open

    1 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 62

    THOMAS RUFF (B. 1958)

    Portrait (C. Pilar) (POR 052)

    Price Realised  

    THOMAS RUFF (B. 1958)
    Portrait (C. Pilar) (POR 052)
    signed, numbered and dated 'Thomas Ruff 1/3 1988' (on the reverse)
    Chromogenic colorprint mounted with Diasec face, wood frame
    82 x 64 in. (210 x 165 cm.)
    Executed in 1988. This work is number one from an edition of three.


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    Provenance

    Johnen & Schottle, Cologne
    David Zwirner, New York


    Literature

    B. Riemschneider and U. Grosenick, Art at the Turn of the Millennium, Cologne, 2000, p. 434 (illustrated.)
    M. Winzen, ed., Thomas Ruff 1979 to the Present, New York, 2003, p.187 (illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    Paris, Centre National de la Photographie, Thomas Ruff, September-November 1997, p. 39 (illustrated in color, another example exhibited).
    Cleveland, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Photography Transformed: Selections from the Metropolitan Bank & Trust Collection, February-April 2002.