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PROPERTY SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITION FUND OF THE DENVER ART MUSEUM

George Rickey
TWO LINES OBLIQUE DOWN III
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229

PROPERTY SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITION FUND OF THE DENVER ART MUSEUM

George Rickey
TWO LINES OBLIQUE DOWN III
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York

George Rickey
1907 - 2002
TWO LINES OBLIQUE DOWN III
stainless steel 
height: 252 by 180 in. 640.1 by 457.2 cm.
Executed in 1970, this work is number 2 from an edition of 8. 
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This work is being offered for sale from the catalogue and prospective buyers may contact Sotheby's Contemporary Art Department.

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 1972

Exhibited

Lincoln, University of Nebraska, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, American Sculpture: An Exhibition Organized to Inaugurate the Sheldon Sculpture Garden, September - November 1970
Los Angeles, University of California, UCLA Art Galleries; Palm Springs Desert Museum; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; Wichita Art Museum; Lincoln, University of Nebraska, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery; The Arts Club of Chicago; The Denver Art Museum; The San Francisco Museum of Art, George Rickey: Retrospective Exhibition, 1951-1971, 1971 - 1972
Denver Art Museum, Landscape as Metaphor, Visions of America in the Late 20th Century, May - September 1994

Catalogue Note

For more than 120 years, the Denver Art Museum has stood as a beacon for art and culture in the Rocky Mountain West. The museum’s strategic vision is grounded in the belief that art can make a difference in people’s lives by inspiring creativity and fostering a greater understanding of our world. The Denver Art Museum is known for its exemplary education approach and an innovative exhibition program that pushes the boundaries of what museums can do. As Denver continues to build upon its national reputation as an innovative city with a highly creative and active population, the museum is a valued anchor in the region’s creative ecosystem, inspiring visitors through its collections, programs, campus and community engagement.

As an unmatched cultural and creative resource for the seven-state Rocky Mountain region, the Denver Art Museum is committed to the continual refinement and enhancement of its collections, making them accessible, preserving them for future generations and building on a national reputation for leadership and excellence in collection management and conservation. The diversity represented by collections encourages collaboration among departments to explore the depth of human experience inherent to art, crossovers that illuminate the rich entanglement of cultures and histories present in our everyday lives.

The Denver Art Museum’s collections–including African art; American Indian art; Architecture, Design and Graphics; Asian art; Modern and Contemporary art; Painting and Sculpture; Photography; Oceanic art; Pre-Columbian art; Spanish Colonial art; Textile art and Fashion and Western American art–span human experience, highlighting creativity in all its forms.

Properties from the Denver Art Museum’s collection are being sold to benefit future art acquisitions.

"Since I began in this kind of work in the 1940s, I've been interested in the essence of movement, not just in making objects that move, but in trying to use movement as an expressive means, as a painter might use color...I began to realize that if one was to use the movement as a kind of essential expression, one probably had to try it with extremely simple forms. And this led me gradually to pare the forms down until I arrived simply at lines. These pieces with long blades are really just an exploitation of the simplest means I could find at the time for showing a kind of ordered and related set of movements."

George Rickey

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York