Pol Bury, ‘'Boules des deux côtés d'un cylindre' Bracelet’, 1968, Louisa Guinness Gallery
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Pol Bury

'Boules des deux côtés d'un cylindre' Bracelet, 1968

18k gold with articulated spheres on the interior and exterior of the cylinder, weight: 158g
2 4/5 in diameter
7.2 cm diameter
Edition 20/25
.
$50,000 - 75,000
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Louisa Guinness Gallery
London

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Incised with artist's signature 'Pol Bury 68' (on the reverse), stamped with makers mark 'GM' and numbered 20/25.
Manufacturer
Executed by GEM Montebello in Milan
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Courtesy of Louisa Guinness Gallery
Pol Bury
Belgian, 1922–2005
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Best known for his kinetic sculptures, Belgian artist Pol Bury began his career as a Surrealist painter heavily influenced by the work of René Magritte and Yves Tanguy. After turning to geometric abstraction and associating briefly with the CoBrA group, an avant-garde movement that espoused the complete freedom of color and form, Bury discovered Alexander Calder’s work and began making mobiles of painted shapes and sculptures in which movement was emphasized. The movements he assigned to these sometimes-monumental works were often slow and almost imperceptible to the naked eye. “Speed limits space; slowness increases it,” he once said. Over the course of his career, Bury created a number of fountains that incorporated water into their kinetic workings, including his well known L’Octagon (1985) in San Francisco.

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Louisa Guinness Gallery
London

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Medium
Signature
Incised with artist's signature 'Pol Bury 68' (on the reverse), stamped with makers mark 'GM' and numbered 20/25.
Manufacturer
Executed by GEM Montebello in Milan
Image rights
Courtesy of Louisa Guinness Gallery
Pol Bury
Belgian, 1922–2005
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Best known for his kinetic sculptures, Belgian artist Pol Bury began his career as a Surrealist painter heavily influenced by the work of René Magritte and Yves Tanguy. After turning to geometric abstraction and associating briefly with the CoBrA group, an avant-garde movement that espoused the complete freedom of color and form, Bury discovered Alexander Calder’s work and began making mobiles of painted shapes and sculptures in which movement was emphasized. The movements he assigned to these sometimes-monumental works were often slow and almost imperceptible to the naked eye. “Speed limits space; slowness increases it,” he once said. Over the course of his career, Bury created a number of fountains that incorporated water into their kinetic workings, including his well known L’Octagon (1985) in San Francisco.

Pol Bury

'Boules des deux côtés d'un cylindre' Bracelet, 1968

18k gold with articulated spheres on the interior and exterior of the cylinder, weight: 158g
2 4/5 in diameter
7.2 cm diameter
Edition 20/25
.
$50,000 - 75,000
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