Schellmann, Jörg & Thomas Weski: “Thomas Ruff: Editions 1988-2014” (Catalogue Raisonne – English Version).
Hatje Cantz., 2014. Fine 4to hardcover with fine jacket. 180 pages with 211 illustrations. Text in English. Fine clean copy
The works are organized chronologically, not according to the year the image was created but its year of production. The volume presents all signed and numbered editions by the artist from 1988 onwards. Hardcover with dustjacket. 245 x 285 mm. 180 pages. 211 illustrations. Editor: Jörg Schellmann. Text: Thomas Weski. Text in english. Perfect condition! Collector`s copy! Thomas Ruff`s fantastic complete compendium of editions in perfect condition. Thomas Ruff`s photographic series are compelling. In larger-than-life-sized portraits we encounter the intent gazes of young adults. Sterile building façades serve as a commentary on the misery of urban sprawl. Pixelated nudes from pornographic websites render important details almost indecipherable while underscoring the power of these images. In exhibitions the photographer shows large-scale prints, which are produced in a very limited number. However, he consistently produces small-format photographic prints using a range of reproductive techniques, which usually have editions of thirty and more to make them affordable to a broader art audience