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Thomas Ruff

C-Prints, 1991

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Two C-prints (photos: ESO),
each 19 1/2 x 19 1/2” (50 x 50 cm),
with astronomic data silkscreened on
front and back of transparent wrappers,
Ed. 50/X each, signed and numbered

Milky ways. Phantasmagoric photographs of the night sky and its galaxies are reversed into peppered white fields upon which a single lode-star is pinpointed by its astronomical data.


“Common uses of the medium [photography], its division into genres, its social function, and the ease with which it can be misused, are themes which pervade all of Ruff’s work.” Marc Freidus Parkett No. 28, 1991