The Consul

The Consul:Contributions to the History of the Situationist International and Its Time, Vol. 2

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Throughout his adventurous life, Raloh Rumney was in constant flight from the wreckage of postwar Europe. Crossing paths every avante-garde of the past fifty years, he was one of the founding members of the Situationist International. Rumney’s friends, lovers and travelling companions—Guy Debord, Pegeen Guggenheim Asger Jorn, Michele Bernstein, Bernard Kops, Yves Klein, Marcel Duchamp, Georges Bataille, William Burroughs, Félix Guattari, E. P. Thompson, Victor Brauner, and many others—are recalled in the oral history of The Consul with sharp intelligence and dry wit.


  • The Consul regains that magnificent freedom that a handful of people enjoyed and shared with artists, writers and others, in a world whose password was total, unfailing rejection of the world.

    Judith BrousteArt Press