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[German Photographer, born in 1958]
Thomas Ruff Works Online
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Original works by Thomas Ruff available for purchase at art galleries worldwideMuseums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!Art Market:
Guggenheim Museum, New York City
Portrait (M. Roeser), 1999
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston NEW!
Photograph collection online
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. NEW!
Tate 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)
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Art Signature Dictionary NEW!Pictures from Image Archives:
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)
Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German) Miscellaneous Sites:
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Deutsche Börse Group Art Collection, Frankfurt, GermanyArticles and Reference Sites:
The Sender Collection, New York
A private lending collection of Minimal and Conceptual Art
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UBS Financial Services Art Collection
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.
Wikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Review (from issue 64): Thomas Ruff
Journal of Contemporary Art Online
Interview with the artist
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
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|Search Inside Books:||Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.|
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Thomas Ruff: Nudes