Thomas Ruff (b. 1958)
signed, numbered and dated 'Thomas Ruff 2/5 1991' (on the reverse)
chromogenic print face-mounted on Diasec in artist's frame
73 x 71 in. (185.4 x 180.3 cm.)
Executed in 1991. This work is number two from an edition of five plus two artist's proofs.
Galerie Nelson, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner
M. Winzen, Thomas Ruff: 1979 to the Present, New York, 2003, p. 128 (illustrated).

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"Photography pretends to show reality. With your technique you have to go as near to reality as possible in order to imitate reality. And when you come so close then you recognize that, at the same time, it is not." (T. Ruff, quoted in interview with Philip Pocock, Journal of Contemporary Art, 1993)

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