signed, dated 1999 and numbered 1 of 5 on a label affixed to the reverse
c-print face-mounted on Diasec, in artist's chosen frame
framed: 63½ by 43½ in. 161.3 by 110.5 cm.
This work is in very good condition overall. This work has not been examined outside of the frame. There is evidence of minor wear and headline to the frame. Framed under Plexiglas, in artist’s chosen frame.
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David Zwirner, New York
Private Collection, Palm Beach
Leo Koenig, Inc., New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Matthais Winzen, Ed., Thomas Ruff: 1979 to the Present, New York 2003, p. 236, illustrated in color
Michel Houellebecq, Thomas Ruff Nudes, New York 2003, p. 13, illustrated in color