*1907 in South Bend, Indiana – 2002 in Saint Paul, Minnesota

George Warren Rickey turned to kinetic sculpture and became one of its most important exponents. Rickey’s works, graceful stainless steel structures, some of enormous proportions, which are composed of strictly geometric shapes, are surprisingly lively in their idiosyncratic movement and seem to defy the laws of gravity – an effect that Rickey achieved by shifting their balance point using weights. These sculptures, which initially seem purely technical, find their inspiration in nature and, above all, move in this extremely fluently and naturally.

Breaking Column on Park Avenue, New York City

Exhibitions with George Rickey

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