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Ralph Rumney

Ralph Rumney (1934-2002), the British artist and writer, crossed paths with many of the radical movements in art and politics of the past 50 years, and has became particularly renown in recent years for being a co-founder of the culturally subversive Situationist International. Rumney led a nomadic existence, seeing his life as 'permanent adventure and endless experiment', but finally settled in the South of France towards the end of his life. His early abstract paintings were tachiste in style, and his major work of that period, The Change (1957), was purchased by the Tate Gallery from his retrospective exhibition at England & Co in 1989.

Works by Rumney were included in the exhibition at England & Co - Talking of Yves: Friendships and connections in Paris, New York and London (23 June - 21 July 2010).

 Drawings & works on paper   


Untitled - Details

Untitled (Head series) 1963

Gold and metal leaf on board
46.75 x 60.5 inches

London No.9 - Details

London No.9 (Head series) 1964

Gold and silver leaf on board
19.5 x 22.5 inches

Ref: RR011
Untitled - Details

Untitled 1956

Ripolin on board
42 x 29 inches

City Figure - Details

City Figure 1957

Ripolin on board
48 x 36 inches

The Change - Details

The Change 1957

Oil, ripolin and gold leaf on masonite
61 x 79 inches

  Acquired from England & Co by Tate, London

Dance of the Warriors - Details

Dance of the Warriors 1956

Oil on newsprint laid on board
22.5 x 14 inches

Untitled - Details

Untitled 1956

Oil on canvas
30 x 20 inches