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Thomas RUFF (1958)

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Updated 09/30/2014: Thomas RUFF (Germany) is an artist born in 1958 The oldest artwork ever registered on the website for this artist is a photography sold in 1991, at Christie's and the most recent artwork is a print-multiple from 2014. Artprice.com's price levels for this artist are based on 1,716 auction results especially: painting, print-multiple, sculpture-volume, photography, audiovisual-multimedia. 3 artworks by artist Thomas RUFF will soon be available in auction houses , knowing that you can discover 23 artwork(s) currently on sale on Artprice's Marketplace , sold by 3 Artprice store(s).

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A wave of enthusiasm among younger generation collectors has driven contemporary photography prices up by 92% in less than six years, an annual growth rate of more than 12.7%. This kind of speculative rally used to be the preserve of big name German and US photographers, but in the last few months the market seems to have been led by less renowned artists of other nationalities.
In the mid-1990s, paintings were the only medium in the art market that investors considered of any speculative interest. But recently, with growing demand and a wave of artistic renewal, other creative formats have proved as, or more, lucrative than paintings. The photography market has been expanding rapidly for the past five years and is today one of the art world’s fastest-growth segments.
Bernd and Hilla Becher are the leading lights of "objective" photography in Germany. Their approach refutes the anecdotal and focuses on inventorying anonymous "industrial sculptures" that appear throughout our environment. The radicalism of their documentary work had a strong impact on their students including Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff, Thomas STRUTH and Candida HÖFER. This later generation of photographers assimilated much of the Becher's approach, although sometimes freeing itself from the "objective" view of reality by altering their images. From an auction and museum preference point of view, the later generation seems to have become more popular than the objective purism of the Becher period.

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