Ruud van Empel - Photographs London Wednesday, November 1, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam

  • Catalogue Essay

    'I assemble the work to have control over the whole picture, because I want to re-create reality in a better way.'
    Ruud van Empel

    Ruud van Empel continues to explore themes of childhood and storytelling in his Theatre series (2010-13). Measuring three metres in length, the monumental scale of Theatre #7 transforms the space in which it is exhibited into a theatrical set. The blue colour spectrum evokes twilight and creates a scene that appears serene and eerie at the same time.


Theatre #7

Dye destruction print, face-mounted to Plexiglas and flush-mounted.
100 x 300 cm (39 3/8 x 118 1/8 in.)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 5/7 on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount.

£30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for £60,000

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London Auction 2 November 2017