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Pol Bury

MANHATTAN , 1965

Black and white photography
7 9/10 × 9 4/5 in
20 × 25 cm
This is a unique work.
€1,000 - 2,500
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About the work
Provenance
Medium
Photography
Condition
This work is in very good condition overall. Framed with brown frame and passpartout
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed lower right
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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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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About the work
Provenance
Medium
Photography
Condition
This work is in very good condition overall. Framed with brown frame and passpartout
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed lower right
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Included
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

MANHATTAN , 1965

Black and white photography
7 9/10 × 9 4/5 in
20 × 25 cm
This is a unique work.
€1,000 - 2,500
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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