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    Sale 2168

    Post War and Contemporary Art Morning Session

    14 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 188

    George Rickey (1907-2002)

    Little Machine of Unconceived

    Price Realised  

    George Rickey (1907-2002)
    Little Machine of Unconceived
    incised twice with artist's signature and date 'Rickey 1954' (lower edges)
    kinetic sculpture--brass and wood base
    7 x 24¾ x 10½ in. (17.7 x 62.8 x 26.6 cm.)
    Executed in 1954.


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    Provenance

    Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, acquired from the artist
    Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner


    Literature

    N. Rosenthal, George Rickey, New York 1977, p. 38.
    M. Davidson, George Rickey, The Early Years, Atglen, pp. 53-58 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Art Center, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, George Rickey-Ulfert Wilke, February 1964.
    Vero Beach Museum of Art; Grand Rapids, Frederick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park; San Antonio, McNay Art Museum, George Rickey Kinetic Sculpture: A Retrospective, February 2007-January 2009, p. 40 (illustrated in color).