Lot 108 - Ian Ritchie CBE RA - Motmot (iii)
Ink on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Ian Ritchie CBE RA studied architecture in Liverpool and London, and after working with Norman Foster (1972-76) spent two years in France designing and self-constructing Fluy House. While working at Arup’s Lightweight Structures Group (1978-81) he founded Chrysalis Architects (1979-81) with Alan Stanton and Mike Davies. In 1981 he founded Ian Ritchie Architects (iRAL) in London and co-founded the design engineering firm Rice Francis Ritchie (RFR) in Paris. Before he left RFR in 1990, the practice had been responsible for seminal work at La Villette Cité des Sciences, and the Louvre Pyramids and Sculpture Courts.
Landmark projects include Madrid’s Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art’s Glass Towers, the Leipzig Glass Hall, the Spire of Dublin, RSC Courtyard Theatre, and Bermondsey and Wood Lane tube stations for London Underground. His most recent projects in London are the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, Mercer Walk in Covent Garden, and the Royal Academy of Music’s Susie Sainsbury Theatre and Angela Burgess Recital Hall. IRAL have won more than 80 national and international awards and been shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize four times.
In 2000 Ritchie was awarded a CBE, and received the French Academie d’Architecture Grand Silver Medal for Innovation. In 2013 he was elected member of Berlin’s Akademie der Künste. He regularly chairs international juries, including the RIBA Stirling Prize, Czech Grand Prix, Les Jeunes Albums France and was a member of the 2017 World Architecture Festival’s Super Jury in Berlin.
You must not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or exploit any works. In doing so, you endanger our relationships with artists, and directly jeopardise the charitable work we do.
PLEASE DO NOT BID ON ARTWORK IN OUR ART ON A POSTCARD AUCTIONS IF YOU INTEND ON SELLING THE ARTWORK AFTER YOU HAVE PURCHASED IT. THIS AUCTION HAS BEEN ORGANISED FOR CHARITY AND ALL ARTWORKS HAVE BEEN GENEROUSLY DONATED BY THE ARTISTS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE HEPATITIS C TRUST. WHEN THE WORK PRODUCED FOR THE CHARITY IS SOLD ON THE SECONDARY MARKET IT DAMAGES OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ARTIST AND PREVENTS US FROM FUNDRAISING.