Christoph Ruckhäberle - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Wednesday, February 11, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Germany

  • Catalogue Essay

    [Christoph Ruckhäberle's] paintings recall the fin-de-siècle ennui not only in terms of content—their mode of painting with a cancelled out dynamic is also analogous of that period. The attitude of the figures is broken through by Ruckhäberle, not only by the skewed visual angle or other perspectival inconsistencies, but also through surrealistic borrowings and the elaboration of rhythmic patterned surfaces. In the large scale paintings Ruckhäberle's narration and abstraction clashes persistently a new creating theatricality reminiscent of expressionist woodcuts.
    (Press release for 2009 Christoph Ruckhäberle exhibition at Migros Museum, Zurich)


Santa Cruz

Oil on canvas.
190 x 280 cm. (74 3/4 x 110 1/4 in).
Signed and dated 'RUCKHABERLE 2003' on the reverse.

£20,000 - 30,000 ≠ ♠ †

Sold for £25,000

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

12 Feb 2009, 7pm