• Post-War & Contemporary Art Da auction at Christies

    Sale 12245

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Day Auction

    7 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 316

    Thomas Ruff (b. 1958)

    Self-Portrait

    Estimate

    Thomas Ruff (b. 1958)
    Self-Portrait
    signed, numbered and dated ‘3/4 1987 Th Ruff’ (on the reverse)
    chromogenic print face-mounted on Diasec in artist’s frame
    image: 60 5/8 x 47(154 x 119.5cm.)
    overall: 80 ¾ x 65in. (205.4 x 165cm.)
    Executed in 1987, this work is number three from an edition of four


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    Provenance

    Zwirner & Wirth, New York.
    303 Gallery, New York.
    Private Collection, USA.
    Anon. sale, Christie’s London, 21 October 2008, lot 411.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Literature

    M. Winzen (ed.), Thomas Ruff 1979 to the Present, Cologne 2001 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 255).


    Exhibited

    London, Essor Gallery, thomas ruff, 2001 (another from the edition exhibited and illustrated in colour, unpaged).
    Baden-Baden, Staatlichen Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Thomas Ruff Fotografien 1979-heute, 2001-2003 (another from the edition exhibited and illustrated in colour, pp. 184 and 255). This exhibition later travelled to Essen, Museum Folkwang; Oslo, Museet for Samtidskunst; Munich, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus München; Dublin, Irish Museum of Modern Art; Vitoria-Gasteiz, Artium - Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo; Porto, Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Serralves and Liverpool, Tate Liverpool.