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Ricky Swallow

Horoscope #11

Estimate:

22,000

to
- 26,000 USD

Ricky Swallow

Ricky Swallow

Horoscope #11

Horoscope #11

Estimate:

22,000

to
- 26,000 USD

Ricky Swallow

b. 1974 

Horoscope #11


Patinated bronze 

6 ¾ x 7 x 1 ½ inches

Executed in 2017.



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Courtesy the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles

Australian-born, Los Angeles-based artist Ricky Swallow crafts enigmatic, surreal sculptures from the most ordinary of materials. Though his recent “object studies” take final form in patinated and painted cast bronze, they begin by manipulating such humble things as rubber bands, cardboard, and foam. In works like Horoscope #11 Swallow transforms these everyday domestic items into elegant, often abstract compositions that precisely capture the poetry of physical forces, including the passage of time. Photograph by Fredrik Nilson.

A portion of proceeds will benefit the artist.