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Two Lines Oblique: San Diego

George Warren Rickey, American, (June 6, 1907–July 17, 2002)

Creation date: 1993
Creation place: United States

Other Information

Type: Steel Sculpture
Medium and Support: Stainless steel
Credit Line: Museum purchase with Matching Sculpture Fund
Accession Number: 1994.80
State/Province: New York
Dimensions: 327 1/4 in. x 150 1/8 in. x 26 in. (831.22 cm x 381.32 cm x 66.04 cm)
Currently on view

Provenance

George Rickey, East Chatham, New York (1994 - 1994)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (1994 - )

Label Copy

The Fine Art Gallery of San Diego
May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden brochure, c. 1975
After twenty years painting in Paris and New York, Rickey turned to 'mechanical things' at about the time when the mechanical and the machine exerted its strongest presence in art. His earliest constructions of glass, begun in the forties, evolved into the kinetic sculpture seen here. The air currents and delicate balance of the extended arms produce the motion which viewer find so fascinating. The movement it the essential motive of the aritst's concept. Only the wind moves this piece.

San Diego Museum of Art
May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden brochure, c. 1978
After twenty years painting in Paris and New York, Rickey turned to 'mechanical things' at about the time when the mechanical and the machine exerted its strongest presence in art. His earliest constructions of glass, begun in the forties, evolved into the kinetic sculpture seen here. The air currents and delicate balance of the extended arms produce the motion which viewer find so fascinating. The movement it the essential motive of the aritst's concept. Only the wind moves this piece.
Last Updated: 5/26/2021

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego: May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden , 1/1/1975 - 00/00/00

San Diego Museum of Art: May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden , 1/1/1978 - 00/00/00

May S. Marcy Sculpture Court & Garden , 8/2/2012 - 00/00/00

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Ms. Betti-Sue Hertz. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 250, Figure Number: 250

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