8 LIMESTONES BY ULRICH RUCKRIEM – iPHONE 12 PRO MAX
I have photographed these a number of times because they appeal to me.
Today I used a Sony RX0 which is a very small camera that is not much larger than a matchbox but I have had problems with this camera as the sharpness greatly reduces towards the top of the frame and also it performs badly in strong sunlight. For the purpose of comparison I also used an iPhone 12 Pro Max which has similar issues.
A few years ago I was advised that this was not an art installation and that it was in fact part of an expensive ventilation system. However, as I liked these dark blocks I began to believe that it was a modern sculpture and then one day I saw a sign nearby indicating that it was “8 Limestones” by Ulrich Rückriem.
Ulrich Rückriem (30 September 1938) is a German sculptor notable for his monumental stone sculptures. He lives and works in Cologne and London. His abstract works of art are often assigned to the style of minimalism and process art.
Many of the works of art of Rückriem are accessible to the public as public art, mostly in Germany, but also in Spain, France, England, Ireland to mention but a few.