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Two Plane Vertical Horizontal Variation III

Photo: Nathaniel Willson

Two Plane Vertical Horizontal Variation III


George Rickey

American, 1907-2002

George Rickey is one of the pioneers who brought motion to abstract sculpture. His stainless steel compositions rely on wind currents to activate their component parts, building on innovations of other American peers such as Alexander Calder and David Smith. Mixing subtle lyricism with distinctly industrial materials, Rickey's work finds harmony between man and nature.
Stainless steel
97 x 68 x 68 in. (246.4 x 172.7 x 172.7cm)
Gift of Martin Z. Margulies
Provenance: Margulies Collection, Miami, Florida; as gift to Seattle Art Museum, December 13, 2007
Photo: Nathaniel Willson
Now on view at the Olympic Sculture Park


Exhibition HistoryOlympic Sculpture Park, from May 2010

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