Rolf Sachs: Moving Stills
Selling Exhibition: 28 October–6 November 2023 • London

S otheby’s is proud to present its first solo exhibition by multi-disciplinary artist, Rolf Sachs. ‘Rolf Sachs: Moving Stills’ comprises both sculpture and photography in a special presentation curated by the artist himself. ‘Moving Stills’ explores the artist’s enduring fascination with recontextualising everyday objects in a manner that is at once full of wit and deeply reflective. Taking the commonplace as his starting point – a chair, a sledge, a milk can, a spade, or a roll of toilet paper – Sachs imbues the inanimate with character and poetry. In his photographs, eery representations of a triangle and a roll of Tenderly (toilet paper) are musings on and inversions of the time-honoured still life genre. In this case, ‘moving’ has a dual meaning; referring to both the artist’s empathetic and sensual approach to art and the literal motion that he makes with his camera in the photography process. Growing up in Switzerland, Alpine culture has had a particularly deep influence on Sachs’ sculpture and is a key factor in his curation of the works on view.

Sotheby's London; 34-35 New Bond St, London W1A 2AA

Exhibition on View:
28 October–6 November
Saturday & Sunday: 12:00 PM–5:00 PM
Monday To Friday: 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Preview Friday 27 October, 7:00–8:30 PM
(private shopping hour from 6:00–7:00 PM)


Ottilie Windsor
Senior Director, Private Sales

Raffaella Gorenflos
Associate Cataloguer, Private Sales

Sarah Aziza
Client Liason, Private Sales

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