Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share

George Rickey

Two Open Rectangles Horizontal III, 1983

Stainless steel
65 × 72 1/2 in
165.1 × 184.2 cm
Sold
location
Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, Davidson Contemporary, New York
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
George Rickey
American, 1907–2002
Follow

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 Ken Johnson. Yet, slight variations in air currents could make the sculptures—comprised of lines, planes, rotors, volumes, and churns—oscillate or gyrate, an effect translated especially impressively in his large-scale works. For instance, passing breezes cause the stainless steel bars to pivot 360 degrees around a central post in the enormous Two Lines up Eccentric VI (1977), forming graceful patterns against the sky. Unlike his peer in kinetic sculpture, Jean Tinguely, Rickey never used internal motors or engines to power his sculptures’ movement.

Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
George Rickey
American, 1907–2002
Follow

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 Ken Johnson. Yet, slight variations in air currents could make the sculptures—comprised of lines, planes, rotors, volumes, and churns—oscillate or gyrate, an effect translated especially impressively in his large-scale works. For instance, passing breezes cause the stainless steel bars to pivot 360 degrees around a central post in the enormous Two Lines up Eccentric VI (1977), forming graceful patterns against the sky. Unlike his peer in kinetic sculpture, Jean Tinguely, Rickey never used internal motors or engines to power his sculptures’ movement.

George Rickey

Two Open Rectangles Horizontal III, 1983

Stainless steel
65 × 72 1/2 in
165.1 × 184.2 cm
Sold
location
Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, Davidson Contemporary, New York
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by George Rickey
Other works from Davidson
Related works
Most Similar