May 5, 2019
Artist Spotlight: George Rickey
While Rickey applied colors to his early kinetic works, by the 1970s he had largely omitted color as an important element of his sculptural practice. However, during the 1990s Rickey appeared to reconsider his conceptual roots. Soon after he produced his series of model ships, Rickey crafted works that tested Josef Albers’ seminal color theories on the relational exchanges between color and shape to simulate motion on a two-dimensional surface.
Read more about George Rickey in today’s Artist Spotlight for the May 19, 2019 Modern Art and Design Auction.
February 20, 2018
A movement of movement, kinetic art has been in a state of evolution from its nascence. The wide range of works featured in our February 25, 2018 Modern Art and Design Auction that feature kinetic elements is a testament to this ongoing evolution.
May 16, 2017
I’d like to highlight the work of renowned kinetic sculptor George Rickey ahead of our May 21, 2017 Modern Art & Design auction, which will include two major works by the artist: Two Open Rectangles Diagonal Jointed Gyratory II (1997) and Two Open Triangles Leaning Gyratory III (1988). Rickey began making linear steel mobiles during his time in the American Air Force, between 1942-1945, when he was inspired by the principles of physics, as well as forms in nature.
March 28, 2017
LAMA is delighted to present a monumental kinetic sculpture by celebrated American artist George Rickey, which will be available in our May 21, 2017 Modern Art & Design Auction. Two Open Rectangles Diagonal Jointed Gyratory (1997) is an outstanding example of the artist’s late work. Comprising two narrow rectangles atop a tall steel rod to form a cruciform shape, the ‘open rectangles’ revolve to produce a precisely-calibrated motion when the sculpture comes into contact with air currents.