Series 7

1996-97 | Rubinoff’s seventh series continues the sleek leg supports and organic motifs of the previous series, but with one significant technical innovation: here, for the first time, he combined Cor-ten and stainless steel. The series also draws its formal inspiration not from fossil structures of the distant past, but from the bodies and movements of birds of prey, to reflect on the artist’s larger preoccupations with life and death.

Series 7-Hunter 1

Jeffrey Rubinoff

1997, Stainless 304 & Cor-ten A 242 steel
Casting & Welded plate, H 6ft   W 1.5ft   L 1.5ft

Throughout his career as as a sculptor, Rubinoff had alternated between Cor-ten and stainless steel, depending on the effect he aimed to achieve. Here he combined both materials, and in doing so deepened and enriched the metaphors developed through Series 6. As a glistening stainless steel fossil form ascends from its rusty Cor-ten support, Rubinoff gives the impression of life appearing from inanimate rock.
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Throughout his career as as a sculptor, Rubinoff had alternated between Cor-ten and stainless steel, depending on the effect he aimed to achieve. Here he combined both materials, and in doing so deepened and enriched the metaphors developed through Series 6. As a glistening stainless steel fossil form ascends from its rusty Cor-ten support, Rubinoff gives the impression of life appearing from inanimate rock.

Series 7-Hunter 2

Jeffrey Rubinoff

1996, Stainless 304 & Cor-ten A 242 steel
Casting & Welded plate, H 6ft   W 1.5ft   L 1.5ft

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Series 7-Hunter 2

Jeffrey Rubinoff

1996, Stainless 304 & Cor-ten A 242 steel
Casting & Welded plate, H 6ft   W 1.5ft   L 1.5ft

In this complex and intricate sculpture, the base proliferates into four curving Cor-ten legs. They support a glistening stainless steel vertebrae, which from one angle almost looks like a spear-wielding human. It displays a masterful interplay of textures between the roughly-hewn edges of the Cor-ten and the smooth surfaces of the cast stainless body that rests on them.

Series 7-Hunter 3

Jeffrey Rubinoff

1997, Stainless 304 & Cor-ten A 242 steel
Casting & Welded plate, H 6ft   W 2ft   L 1.5ft

Rubinoff was fascinated by the deep history of hunting. He repeatedly reflected on prehistoric humans’ dependence on the practice, and believed the visual skills on which successful hunting depended were also prerequisites for making art. Though Rubinoff saw humans as ’the ultimate predators’, this sculpture (and its two predecessors) alludes to the beaks and talons of birds of prey, which circled above him as he worked.
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Rubinoff was fascinated by the deep history of hunting. He repeatedly reflected on prehistoric humans’ dependence on the practice, and believed the visual skills on which successful hunting depended were also prerequisites for making art. Though Rubinoff saw humans as ’the ultimate predators’, this sculpture (and its two predecessors) alludes to the beaks and talons of birds of prey, which circled above him as he worked.

Rubinoff Collection Overview

Early Works

Series 1

Series 2

Series 3

Series 4

Series 5

Series 6

Series 7

Series 8

Series 9

Early Works

Series 1

Series 2

Series 3

Series 4

Series 5

Series 6

Series 7

Series 8

Series 9