Thomas Ruff: press++

The press++ series comprises photographs of archival media clippings from American newspapers, which Ruff has been collecting over several years. He scanned the front and back of each original clipping, and digitally combined the two sides into a single composite image. Interested equally in the subject matter (and any touch-ups) on the front of the paper and the words, stamps, signatures, and smudges on the back, he has created montages of image and text, in the process compromising the integrity of the former as well as adding relevant context. As layers of information coexist seamlessly, the idea of an original source becomes increasingly obsolete; the series continues Ruff’s long-standing interest in the deconstruction of the image and the new structures of photography following the introduction of digital technology.

A chromogenic print by Thomas Ruff titled press++65.21, dated 2016.

Thomas Ruff

press++65.21, 2016
Chromogenic print
Image: 11 7/8 x 14 7/8 inches (30 x 37.6 cm)
Framed: 24 x 28 inches (61 x 71 cm)
A photograph by Thomas Ruff, titled press++32.65, dated 2016.

Thomas Ruff

press++32.65, 2016
Chromogenic print
89 3/4 x 72 7/8 inches (228 x 185 cm)
A photograph by Thomas Ruff, titled press++32.15, dated 2016.

Thomas Ruff

press++32.15, 2016
Chromogenic print
90 5/8 x 72 7/8 inches (230 x 185 cm)
A chromogenic print by Thomas Ruff titled press++21.11, dated 2016.

Thomas Ruff

press++21.11, 2016
Chromogenic print
102 3/8 x 72 7/8 inches (260 x 185 cm)
A photograph by Thomas Ruff, titled press++01.32, dated 2015.

Thomas Ruff

press++01.32, 2015
Chromogenic print
96 1/8 x 72 1/2 inches (244.2 x 184.2 cm)
A photograph by Thomas Ruff, titled press++01.16, dated 2015.

Thomas Ruff

press++01.16, 2015
Chromogenic print
72 1/2 x 90 5/8 inches (184.2 x 230.2 cm)

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