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  • Artwork: Two Turning Vertical Rectangles

    Two kinetic sculptures by George Rickey stand a few hundred metres from each other in Rotterdam. Rickey was born in the United States, but moved to Europe at an early age, where he came into contact with Cubism in Paris at the end of the 1920s. Under the influence of Alexander Calder, Rickey began to

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  • Artwork: Three columns

    Two kinetic sculptures by George Rickey stand a few hundred metres from each other in Rotterdam. Rickey was born in the United States, but moved to Europe at an early age, where he came into contact with Cubism in Paris at the end of the 1920s. Under the influence of Alexander Calder, Rickey began to

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  • News: George Rickey’s sculpture Two Turning Vertical Rectangles damaged

    In 2015, after a three-year absence, George Rickey’s sculpture Two Turning Vertical Rectangles returned to the Binnenwegplein. Sadly, the joy upon its return was short lived: the sculpture was seriously damaged when a truck backed into the work in November. The panels were dented and partly detached from the central post to which they were

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  • Kunstenaar: George Rickey

    George Rickey, born in South Bend, Indiana (US) in 1907. Died in Saint Paul, Minnesota on 17 July 2002.

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  • News: George Rickey’s sculpture returns to Binnenwegplein

    PRESS RELEASE George Rickey’s kinetic sculpture has returned to the Binnenwegplein The artwork consists of two rectangle panels, attached to a central pole. The sculpture was removed in 2012, due to safety concerns – at a certain time, the panels’ lowest point was only 2.11 meters above the ground. Rotterdam engineers, the George Rickey estate,

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  • News: up close: Rickey sculpture on view at Witte de With

    For the exhibition The Part In The Story Where A Part Becomes A Part Of Something Else, the artists duo Bik Van der Pol decided to bring the sculpture Two Turning Rectangles Vertical (1969), part of Sculpture International Rotterdam’s collection, by George Rickey, and install it laying down on the floor of the exhibition space. This

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  • 2009 George Rickey – Two Turning Vertical Rectangles

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  • 1989 George Rickey – Three Columns

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  • News: Rotterdam Cultural Histories #2 by Bik Van der Pol

    This presentation and accompanying newspaper document Bik Van der Pol’s research into George Rickey’s kinetic sculpture Two Rectangles Vertical Gyratory (1971), and its history. This second edition of Rotterdam Cultural Histories is presented in conjunction with up close (2014), a new commission produced as part of the group exhibition The Part In The Story Where

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  • News: This Sunday: 50th Anniversary

    Sunday 11 September, starting at 2pm Hofplein – Coolsingel – Blaak “Grande Finale” at 5 pm. at the ‘Sculpture Terace’ on the Westersingel On this Sunday afternoon, you can stroll from sculpture to sculpture and enjoy the surprising performances. Sculpture International Rotterdam asked performers, artists, dansers, musicians and a chef to bring a performance inspired

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  • Essays: Le Tamanoir

    Thanks to its title, the sculpture is recognizable as an anteater, with its high back and typical tubular snout touching the ground, nosing. Without this title, the sculpture could be an abstract construction and the snout one of the seven supports on which it stands. Since he made his first works around 1930, the choice

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  • Two Turning Vertical Rectangles

    Standing a stone’s throw from each other two kinetic sculptures by George Rickey, namely Two Turning Vertical Rectangles on Binnenwegplein and Three Columns on the facade of the City Theatre can be seen in the centre of Rotterdam. The American artist’s work has attracted a great deal of attention in the Netherlands. Rickey took part

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