Ralph Rumney, English painter, was one of the founding members of the Situationist International. His membership ended after disagreement with Guy Debord, but his association with radical movements in art and politics never ended. The interviews recall an extraordinary career dedicated to revolt.
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.