Ruff Thomas

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Ruff Thomas
Chinese paintings. Walther Koenig, 2022. In the early 2000s, Thomas Ruff (b. 1958) stumbled across a propaganda book about Mao Zedong and became interested in the visual rhetoric of Chinese Communism, eventually buying copies of La Chine - the French iteration of a periodical that the Chinese Communist Party produced from the late 1950s to the 1970s. In this series, Thomas Ruff reworks these images from La Chine, depicting cheerful soldiers, panoramic views, ceremonies and Mao himself, digitizing and converting them into pixels. The result is an ingenious photographic analysis of Chinese propaganda. Limited edition of 1,800 copies, signed by Thomas Ruff. Mint condition. Publisher: Walther Konig
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