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    Sale 2127

    Open House

    12 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 187

    THOMAS RUFF (B. 1958)

    Portrait
    signed and dated 'Th Ruff 1986' (on the reverse)
    Cibachrome print
    9½ x 7 in. (24.1 x 17.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1986.

    Portrait
    signed and dated 'Th Ruff 1987' (on the reverse)
    Cibachrome print
    9½ x 7 in. (24.1 x 17.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1987.

    Portrait
    signed and dated 'Th Ruff 1986' (on the reverse)
    Cibachrome print
    9½ x 7 in. (24.1 x 17.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1986.

    Portrait
    signed and dated 'Th Ruff 1987' (on the reverse)
    Cibachrome print
    9½ x 7 in. (24.1 x 17.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1987.

    Portrait
    signed and dated 'Th Ruff 1988' (on the reverse)
    Cibachrome print
    9½ x 7 in. (24.1 x 17.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1988.

    Portrait
    Cibachrome print
    9½ x 7 in. (24.1 x 17.8 cm.)
    Executed circa 1986-1988. (6)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    THOMAS RUFF (B. 1958)
    Portrait
    signed and dated 'Th Ruff 1986' (on the reverse)
    Cibachrome print
    9½ x 7 in. (24.1 x 17.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1986.

    Portrait
    signed and dated 'Th Ruff 1987' (on the reverse)
    Cibachrome print
    9½ x 7 in. (24.1 x 17.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1987.

    Portrait
    signed and dated 'Th Ruff 1986' (on the reverse)
    Cibachrome print
    9½ x 7 in. (24.1 x 17.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1986.

    Portrait
    signed and dated 'Th Ruff 1987' (on the reverse)
    Cibachrome print
    9½ x 7 in. (24.1 x 17.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1987.

    Portrait
    signed and dated 'Th Ruff 1988' (on the reverse)
    Cibachrome print
    9½ x 7 in. (24.1 x 17.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1988.

    Portrait
    Cibachrome print
    9½ x 7 in. (24.1 x 17.8 cm.)
    Executed circa 1986-1988. (6)


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    Provenance

    303 Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner


    Saleroom Notice

    Each of these works are from an edition of three plus artist's proof. The bottom right image illustrated in the catalogue is from an edition of four plus artist proofs.


    Literature

    P. Boym, et.al., Thomas Ruff 1979 to the Present, Cologne, 2001, pp. 183-186 (other examples illustrated in color).


    Exhibited

    Purchase, Neuberger Museum of Art, Crossing State Lines: 20th Century Art from Private Collections in Westchester and Fairfield Counties, March-June 1995.