Eclectic | New York

Eclectic | New York

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George Rickey

Horizontal Column of Ten Squares

Lot Closed

August 4, 04:36 PM GMT

Estimate

18,000 - 25,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

George Rickey

1907 - 2002

Horizontal Column of Ten Squares


incised with the artist's signature and date 1981

stainless steel

14½ by 45 by 10 in. (36.8 by 114.3 by 25.4 cm.)

Executed in 1981, this work is unique.

Zabriskie Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
"Time is an undeniable component in all kinectic art: motion can occur only during a span of time. Rickey's works can gently heighten viewer's awareness of time actually passing and, in a marvelously indirect way, persuade them to recognize the beauty of pure abstraction... We observe the seemingly random movements and note that fluctuating air currents cause different actions. Some appear to defy logic and the laws of physics, even as they operate within those laws... With patience we discern some patterns, but also realize that they are not consistently predictable; patterns involve in an open-ended process." 

(Valerie Fletcher "George Rickey, Poetry in Motion," George Rickey, Kinectic Sculpture: A Retrospective, p. 26)