George Rickey

American, 1907–2002

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George Rickey is known for abstract kinetic sculptures, inspired by Alexander Calder’s mobiles and the geometric forms of Constructivism. “His work was in step with new sculpture trends toward abstract simplification,” wrote New York Times critic …

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$6,930
Single Line (One Line Horizontal), 1964
Sold on May 20, 2021
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Stainless steel multiple with wooden base
23.3 cm
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$6,930
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May 20, 2021
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The Artist's Eye: The Collection of Tom Levine Stainless steel multiple with wooden base, 1964, incised with the artist's signature and dated, from an edition of 100 height: 233 mm 9 ⅛ in
Single Line (One Line Horizontal), 1964
Stainless steel multiple with wooden base
May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
$6,930
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23.3 cm
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May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
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$6,930
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The Artist's Eye: The Collection of Tom Levine Stainless steel multiple with wooden base, 1964, incised with the artist's signature and dated, from an edition of 100 height: 233 mm 9 ⅛ in
$25,000
Two Lines Leaning Bronze, 1980
Sold on May 18, 2021
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bronze
45.7 x 53.3 x 12.7 cm
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$25,000
Auction Sale
May 18, 2021
Christie's
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George Rickey (1907-2002) incised with the artist's signature, number and date '2/3 Rickey 1980-1995' (on the base) bronze 21 x 18 x 5 in. (53.3 x 45.7 x 12.7 cm.) Executed in 1980-1995. This work is number two from an edition of three.
Two Lines Leaning Bronze, 1980
bronze
May 18, 2021
Christie's
$25,000
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Sculpture
45.7 x 53.3 x 12.7 cm
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Auction Sale
May 18, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
$25,000
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George Rickey (1907-2002) incised with the artist's signature, number and date '2/3 Rickey 1980-1995' (on the base) bronze 21 x 18 x 5 in. (53.3 x 45.7 x 12.7 cm.) Executed in 1980-1995. This work is number two from an edition of three.
$22,500
Four Planes Horizontal Biased, 1970
Sold on May 14, 2021
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Sculpture
stainless steel
43.2 x 34.9 x 43.2 cm
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$22,500
Auction Sale
May 14, 2021
Christie's
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GEORGE RICKEY (1907-2002) incised with the artist's signature, inscription and date 'Rickey 1970 9' (on the base) stainless steel 13 ¾ x 17 x 17 in. (34.9 x 43.2 x 43.2 cm.) Executed in 1970. This work is unique.
Four Planes Horizontal Biased, 1970
stainless steel
May 14, 2021
Christie's
$22,500
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43.2 x 34.9 x 43.2 cm
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May 14, 2021
Christie's
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$22,500
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GEORGE RICKEY (1907-2002) incised with the artist's signature, inscription and date 'Rickey 1970 9' (on the base) stainless steel 13 ¾ x 17 x 17 in. (34.9 x 43.2 x 43.2 cm.) Executed in 1970. This work is unique.
$201,600
Open Trapezoids Excentric One Up One Down V, 1986
Sold on May 13, 2021
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Sculpture
stainless steel
279.4 x 340.4 x 279.4 cm
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$201,600
Auction Sale
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
incised with the artist's name, date 1986 and number 2/3 on the base stainless steel 134 by 110 by 110 in. 340.4 by 279.4 by 279.4 cm. Executed in 1986, this work is number 2 from an edition of 3.
Open Trapezoids Excentric One Up One Down V, 1986
stainless steel
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
$201,600
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279.4 x 340.4 x 279.4 cm
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May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$201,600
Description
incised with the artist's name, date 1986 and number 2/3 on the base stainless steel 134 by 110 by 110 in. 340.4 by 279.4 by 279.4 cm. Executed in 1986, this work is number 2 from an edition of 3.
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Two Rectangles Broken Line, 1974
Sold on Mar 9, 2021
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stainless steel
185.4 x 134.6 x 185.4 cm
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Price not available
Auction Sale
Mar 9, 2021
Christie's
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George Rickey (1907-2002) incised with the artist's signature and date 'Rickey 1974' (on the base) stainless steel 53 x 73 x 73 in. (134.6 x 185.4 x 185.4 cm.) Executed in 1972-1974. This work is the artist's proof aside from an edition of three of which only two were executed.
Two Rectangles Broken Line, 1974
stainless steel
Mar 9, 2021
Christie's
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185.4 x 134.6 x 185.4 cm
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Mar 9, 2021
Christie's
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Price not available
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George Rickey (1907-2002) incised with the artist's signature and date 'Rickey 1974' (on the base) stainless steel 53 x 73 x 73 in. (134.6 x 185.4 x 185.4 cm.) Executed in 1972-1974. This work is the artist's proof aside from an edition of three of which only two were executed.
$20,160
One Fixed One Moving Line, Diagonal III, 1985
Sold on Mar 5, 2021
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stainless steel
48.2 x 43.1 x 7.6 cm
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$20,160
Auction Sale
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
It's the Little Things: Small Works from a Distinguished Private Collection incised with the artist's signature, dated 1985 and numbered 2/3 on the base stainless steel  17 by 19 by 3 in. (43.1 by 48.2 by 7.6 cm.) Executed in 1985, this work is number 2 from and edition of 3.
One Fixed One Moving Line, Diagonal III, 1985
stainless steel
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
$20,160
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48.2 x 43.1 x 7.6 cm
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Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$20,160
Description
It's the Little Things: Small Works from a Distinguished Private Collection incised with the artist's signature, dated 1985 and numbered 2/3 on the base stainless steel  17 by 19 by 3 in. (43.1 by 48.2 by 7.6 cm.) Executed in 1985, this work is number 2 from and edition of 3.
$17,640
One Plane, Horizontal Diagonal, 1967
Sold on Mar 5, 2021
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stainless steel
27.9 x 20.3 x 27.9 cm
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$17,640
Auction Sale
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
It's the Little Things: Small Works from a Distinguished Private Collection incised with the artist's signature, dated 67 and numbered 3/5 stainless steel 8 by 11 by 11 in. (20.3 by 27.9 by 27.9 cm.) Executed in 1967, this work is number 3 from the edition of 5.
One Plane, Horizontal Diagonal, 1967
stainless steel
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
$17,640
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Sculpture
27.9 x 20.3 x 27.9 cm
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Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$17,640
Description
It's the Little Things: Small Works from a Distinguished Private Collection incised with the artist's signature, dated 67 and numbered 3/5 stainless steel 8 by 11 by 11 in. (20.3 by 27.9 by 27.9 cm.) Executed in 1967, this work is number 3 from the edition of 5.
$7,560
Meander, 1975
Sold on Mar 5, 2021
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Print
Gilded stainless steel and wood multiple
30.48 x 21.59 cm
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$7,560
Auction Sale
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
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Gilded stainless steel and wood multiple, 1975, incised with the signature on the base, dated and numbered 1/15 overall approx.: 215 by 327 by 84 mm 8 ½ by 12 ⅞ by 3 ¼ in
Meander, 1975
Gilded stainless steel and wood multiple
Mar 5, 2021
Sotheby's
$7,560
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Print
30.48 x 21.59 cm
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Mar 5, 2021
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$7,560
Description
Gilded stainless steel and wood multiple, 1975, incised with the signature on the base, dated and numbered 1/15 overall approx.: 215 by 327 by 84 mm 8 ½ by 12 ⅞ by 3 ¼ in
$37,800
Space Churn with Cams VI, 1974
Sold on Mar 3, 2021
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stainless steel, in 2 parts
83.8 x 205.7 x 66.0 cm
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$37,800
Auction Sale
Mar 3, 2021
Phillips
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Space Churn with Cams VI, 1974
stainless steel, in 2 parts
Mar 3, 2021
Phillips
$37,800
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83.8 x 205.7 x 66.0 cm
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Mar 3, 2021
Phillips
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$37,800
€7,560
Hommage à Christo
Sold on Feb 8, 2021
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stainless steel
38.5 x 31.0 x 2.0 cm
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€7,560
Auction Sale
Feb 8, 2021
Sotheby's
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signé, titré et inscrit au dos acier inoxydable, fil et journal The New York Times du 13 juin 1985 31 x 38,5 x 2 cm ; 12 3/16 x 15 1/8 x 0 3/4 in.
Hommage à Christo
stainless steel
Feb 8, 2021
Sotheby's
€7,560
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38.5 x 31.0 x 2.0 cm
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Feb 8, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
€7,560
Description
signé, titré et inscrit au dos acier inoxydable, fil et journal The New York Times du 13 juin 1985 31 x 38,5 x 2 cm ; 12 3/16 x 15 1/8 x 0 3/4 in.