20 November 2017

Focusing Real Life: London Photography Exhibitions Autumn 2017 – Edward Lucie-Smith

Having been downgraded by the early 20th century Modernists, portraiture is now, a hundred years later, making a significant comeback.

2 September 2015

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Gerhard Richter Pledges Art To Charity Auction for The Homeless

Over 100 artworks have been donated to a charity sale to benefit the Düsseldorf charity for the homeless fiftyfifty by more than 70 renowned German artists. The artists that have pledged to participate in the charitable event include Gerhard Richter, Imi Knoebel, Katharina Fritsch, Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth, and Thomas Schütte. The charity […]

28 July 2015

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Grayson Perry, Julian Opie Respond To The Idea Of Portraiture At V&A

This summer the V&A presents Facing History: Contemporary Portraiture, a display of 80 prints and photographs drawn from the V&A’s collection that explores the variety of artists’ responses to the idea of portraiture over the last 20 years. On display is the work by over 20 artists including Julian Opie, Grayson Perry, Thomas Ruff, Maud […]

8 March 2012

Thomas Ruff Takes Gagosian Out Of This World

Thomas Ruff: ma.r.s. and nudes @ Gagosian Gallery – REVIEW The two exhibitions at the London Gagosian galleries consist entirely of photographs. But to say that Thomsas Ruff is a photographer seems disingenuous, as the original images for the works are in fact found objects appropriated by the artist for a new purpose and given […]

7 March 2012

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Thomas Ruff Porn Exhibition For Gagosian

Gagosian Gallery presents two exhibitions by Thomas Ruff – one displaying porn-appropriated Nudes, the other images from Mars In 2003 Ruff produced the first of his nudes, culling images from Internet pornography, then digitally processing them – enlarging them as far as possible – so as to cloud the crude clarity of the original images. […]