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Thomas Ruff (b. 1958)
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Thomas Ruff (b. 1958)

Nudes sh 02

Thomas Ruff (b. 1958)
Nudes sh 02
signed, titled, numbered and dated 'sh 02 Thomas Ruff 2/5 2001' (on the reverse)
chromogenic colour print face-mounted on Diasec in artist's frame
image: 31 5/8 x 42in. (80.3 x 106.7cm.)
overall: 39 ½ x 50in. (100.2 x 127cm.)
Executed in 2001, this work is number two from an edition of five plus two artist's proofs
Donated by the Artist, courtesy of Johnen Galerie, Berlin and David Zwirner, New York.
M. Winzen (ed.), Thomas Ruff: Fotografien 1979-heute, Cologne 2001, no. NUD106 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, p. 241).
M. Houellebecq, Thomas Ruff Nudes, New York 2003 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, p. 37).
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Lot Essay

‘What I wanted to do with the nudes was to create photographic images of nudes, but in a contemporary way. I wanted to show contemporary desire: the whole variety of sexual desire in our society today. l really wanted to show everything… When I started my research on the lnternet, I was quite surprised at the exhibitionism of people showing themselves naked, as well as the voyeurism of the people looking at them and the total anonymity of it all’
(T. Ruf, quoted in V. Goldberg, ‘Thomas Ruf in Conversation with Vicki Goldberg’, in The Brooklyn Rail, June 2005, pp. 16-17).

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