Pol Bury, ‘"Douze anneaux sur quatre tiges' gold bangle with kinetic rings’, 1971, Didier Ltd.
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Pol Bury

"Douze anneaux sur quatre tiges' gold bangle with kinetic rings, 1971

18ct gold
2 7/10 in
6.8 cm
Edition 2/30
.
Location
London
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About the work
DL
Didier Ltd.
London

Jacques Bugin for Galerie Maeght

Top fully extended 6.8 cm

Medium
Manufacturer
Jacques Bugin for Galerie Maeght, Paris
Image rights
Didier Ltd, London
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, ‘"Douze anneaux sur quatre tiges' gold bangle with kinetic rings’, 1971, Didier Ltd.
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About the work
DL
Didier Ltd.
London

Jacques Bugin for Galerie Maeght

Top fully extended 6.8 cm

Medium
Manufacturer
Jacques Bugin for Galerie Maeght, Paris
Image rights
Didier Ltd, London
Pol Bury
Belgian, 1922–2005
Follow

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

"Douze anneaux sur quatre tiges' gold bangle with kinetic rings, 1971

18ct gold
2 7/10 in
6.8 cm
Edition 2/30
.
Location
London
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by Pol Bury