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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 became renowned in recent years as 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 have been included in numerous exhibitions at England & Co, including The Map is Not the Territory series and  Talking of Yves: Friendships and connections in Paris, New York and London.


Drawings & works on paper

Untitled - Details

Untitled ('Grazia Cristiana') 1954
20 x 29 inches
Collage and gouache on paper