chromogenic print, front-mounted to acrylic, signed, titled, dated, and editioned '1/5' on the reverse, framed, 2001
59¼ by 83 in. (150.5 by 210.8 cm.)
This face-mounted chromogenic print appears to be in overall very good to excellent condition. As is often the case with face-mounted photographs, scattered faint hairline scratches and smudges are visible when examining the acrylic surface closely in raking light.
The blue background of the photograph appears slightly more green in tonality than as illustrated in the printed catalogue.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Christie's New York, 16 November 2006, Sale 1727, Lot 526
Matthias Winzen, ed., Thomas Ruff: Fotografien 1979 - heute (Cologne, 2001), p. 246, cat. no. LMV 79