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Product Detail

MIKE RUIZ
'GENDER PLAY'

Description

Archival Pigment Print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Bright White 310 gsm paper, with cut edges.

Hand-signed and numbered by the artist.

27.94 x 35.56cm.

48hr release - Opens on Monday 25th October at 6pm BST and closes on Wednesday 27th at 6pm BST.

About Mike Ruiz

At the age of 28 Ruiz began in the field of photography. "I found a camera under my Christmas tree and within minutes, I was obsessed. I began hooting everything in sight. I taught myself the intricate mechanics of the camera but it was a couple of years before I realized that I could actually make a living with my work‚" Ruiz was quoted as saying. Presently based in New Jersey, Ruiz is known for beauty, celebrity and fashion photography. Mike’s long list of celebrity clients include Billy Porter, Cardi B, Jim Parsons but to name a few. He’s also gone on direct several music videos for artists such as Kelly Rowland, Vanessa Williams, Erika Jayne and Rupaul and made his feature film directorial debut with the uproarious comedy “StarrBooty” starring Rupaul. 

The Shrouded Series was originally part of a larger ongoing project called TRANSMUTATION, the series was inspired by society's fascination with BDSM and the shame projected onto it by misinformation.

 

Release Information

Release date: Opens on Monday 25th October, at 6pm BST and closes on Wednesday 27th October, at 6pm BST.

Price: £150 (inc. VAT) / £125 (ex. VAT)

Shipping timeframe: We will aim to get your piece shipped to you within 3 to 4 weeks of your purchase, though dependent on the government guidelines for London regarding COVID-19, this period may be extended. If you have any questions regarding our shipping, please do not hesitate to get in touch at editions@institut.co.

Please note that due to the timed nature of the edition - production will take place after the release closes and dispatch is expected to take place 3 weeks after. 

Purchase notice: Please note that purchases will be capped at three prints per customer. If more than three prints are bought by any one individual, Institut Editions reserves the right to refund and cancel the purchase of any works exceeding this limit.

Shipping

Please kindly note that due to COVID-19, there may be a slight delay on international shipments. To find out more, please see our COVID-19 Policies on our Frequently Asked Questions page.


Worldwide Shipping

We aim to deliver your print to you within 3 to 4 weeks.

Our beautiful prints are carefully wrapped in acid-free tissue paper and flat-packed to ensure the safety of your print.

You may also choose to collect your print in person from the gallery. We will ensure that your print is packed and ready to go on your arrival.

Please note that if the work is being shipped internationally from the UK, that you may be liable to pay import/duty charges which are not covered by our shipping fee. 

Returns

We offer a 14 day returns policy on all of our editions, on the basis that these are returned to us in the condition in which they were dispatched. If you have a query about a work that you have bought please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will assist you in the best way that we can.

For more information with regards to returns and reimbursements, please read our Terms and Conditions.

Caring for your Print

Here are a few tips on how to best take care of your new print!


All our prints are carefully wrapped and delivered to you in packing tubes for safe transport. Once you receive your print, remove it from the tube at your earliest convenience and store the piece flat. This can be flat packed between some cardboard or plywood, or weighted down on the four corners, preferably with soft objects. Try to avoid leaving your new print rolled for too long!

When framing the work, we always opt for a frame with Art Glass. This may be a little more expensive at first, but it's worth it - Art Glass will keep your print in pristine condition across the years and will ensure the colours always stay true.

Try to place your work in an environment with a normal temperature. Extreme temperature or humidity can have an adverse effect on your beautiful print, so be sure to keep it protected! We always recommend framing the work behind glass as a great way to keep it protected from any adverse environmental conditions.