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Two Open Triangles Up Gyratory II

Artist
George Rickey, American, 1907–2002
Date
1982
Material
Stainless steel
Classification
Sculpture
Current Location
On View, Outdoor, East Lawn
Dimensions
15 ft. x 96 in. x 96 in. (457.2 x 243.8 x 243.8 cm)
weight (each triangle): 150 lb. (68 kg)
Credit Line
Bequest of Morton D. May, by exchange
Rights
© Geroge Rickey / Licensed by ARS, New York
Object Number
131:1984
NOTES
Two triangular forms shift atop this stainless steel construction. Relying on gravity, equilibrium, and other principles of physics, George Rickey created kinetic sculptures that respond to wind currents, whether slight or more forceful. His spare geometric forms explore the fluctuating spatial relationships between the moving parts of this sculpture. The artist burnished the surface of his stainless steel medium to create varying areas of reflective polish.
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