no account yet? register

reset password


TOS for

To be able to bid in one of our auctions, you need to be registered for the series it is in. To register, you need to accept the TOS of our cooperation partner, Ostdeutsche Kunstauktionen.

place live bid

This bid is subject to the TOS of our cooperation partner Ostdeutsche Kunstauktionen.
Please note that submitted bids are legally binding.

View terms of service




ask a question or leave a comment about this lot. this will be sent to the curator(s) in an email.
Know someone who might light this piece? Let them know by sending them a message.

    lot 5 — Thomas Ruff, msh01 (JPEG 024) (2006)

sold in slot BRD Noir in auction Chapter 1
Concluded. 2021/8/21, 3 pm to 6 pm
auction finished. artworks are no longer visible for licensing reasons.

minimum price   800 €
price estimate   1.500 €
sale price   1.300 €

size   120 x 90 cm
edition   Ein Blatt aus einer Serie von 5 Motiven, Nr. 21 aus einer Auflage von 45
signature   verso signiert und nummeriert
frame   nein
provenience   Sammlung Hückstädt
condition   neuwertig, noch nie gerahmt
technique   Digitaler Pigmentdruck auf Papier

Thomas Ruff produced his Jpegs series without using a camera. Instead, he printed compressed electronic image files (jpegs), many of them downloaded from the Internet, at monumental scale. The series, which encompasses tranquil landscapes, scenes of war, and natural and man-made catastrophes, began with images of the September 11th terrorist attacks. To make this pixelated image of an erupting volcano, Ruff printed a low-resolution jpeg at a very large scale. At such size, the pixels—the building blocks of all digital images—are magnified to the point of breaking up the very image they compose. By foregrounding the repurposed photograph’s underlying structure and naming (msh for Mount St. Helens), Ruff calls attention to the ways digital images are constructed, circulated, and viewed today. https://www.moma.org/collection/works/149384

Bei Edition Schellmann wird die gesamte Serie mit fünf Motiven für 13.000 Euro angeboten

where and how to bis
You can bid directly here on the website (see above), live at the location of the auction in Berlin, vie our partner lot-tissimo, in writing using our bidding form or by phone after arranging it with the auctioneer.