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Thomas Ruff

[German Photographer, born in 1958]

• Relationships: Studied under Bernd Becher.
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Original works by Thomas Ruff available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City
Portrait (M. Roeser), 1999

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Photograph collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteSmithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Notable SiteTate Gallery, London, UK

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Portrait (R. Eisch), 1999

Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy

Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.   NEW!

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "R"

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany

Los Angeles County Museum of Art   NEW!

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
w.h.s. 02, 2000

Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida

Telefónica Foundation Collections, Madrid (in Spanish)  

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary   NEW!

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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Miscellaneous Sites:
Deutsche Börse Group Art Collection, Frankfurt, Germany

The Sender Collection, New York
A private lending collection of Minimal and Conceptual Art
(Get past the splash page, then click "Artists")

UBS Financial Services Art Collection

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 64): Thomas Ruff

Journal of Contemporary Art Online
Interview with the artist


Tate Magazine
Surface Tension

The Brooklyn Rail
Interview with the artist

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"The evil of banality", 2003 article by Adrian Searle

The Village Voice
"Ruff Trade", 2000 article by Jerry Saltz

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
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Thomas Ruff: Nudes


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