rickey sculptures at avenue of the americas new york news corporation plaza at 48th st

The movement and beauty of Annular Eclipse, 1998, on News Corporation Plaza. Two ~16' stainless steel circles revolve and reflect upon the prevailing currents and changing light of Avenue of the Americas, amidst the bustle of people passing on NY city sidewalks.

Annular Eclipse, New York

Brad Daniels, Director | 3:00

George Rickey sculpture Annular Eclips installed at 48th st and 6th ave New York

The George Rickey Foundation installs Annular Eclipse on News Corporation plaza at 48th St. and 6th Ave., New York. A seasoned crew assembles two 16' circles, installs the support plinth and hoists it all into place on a cold and blustery evening of December 2017.

Annular Eclipse, Installation

Brad Daniels, Director | 3:00

peristyle a george rickey sculpture on the grounds of the george rickey workshop

From the Sotheby’s selling exhibition: American Sculpture: Beyond Limits at the scenic country estate of Chatsworth House, UK. Column of Four Squares Excentric Gyratory III, 1990 .

Column of Four Squares Excentric Gyratory III

Video/Stills: ©Sotheby's London | 2:00

george rickey sculptures at marlborough gallery fall 2013

The Marlborough Contemporary Gallery, New York reveals Two Lines Oblique Gyratory II, 1989. As if a conductor of a musical score, two 15’ blades slowly arc and rotate through space on a gallery terrace above the bustling streets of New York below.

Two Lines Oblique, Gyratory II, 1989

Marlborough Gallery | 2:21

rickey sculptures at guggenheim 1972

An excerpt from The Moving World of George Rickey, where George discusses the core principle of his art making - the art of motion. "I want the movement to be important." The 1979 installation of his Exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

The Moving World of George Rickey

Kevin Macdonald, Director | 1:42

rickey four open rectangles at marlborough gallery ny

George Rickey continually manipulated forms to master the motions' directions and tempo. Here, different rectangular elements work in concert one moment then change wildly in direction and speed to interpret the moods of the wind.

Four Open Rectangles

Brad Daniels, Director | 0:30

annular eclipse george rickey sculpture on park avenue

George Rickey and Birgit Mieschonz review the process and success of the Park Avenue installation of Annular Eclipse V, 2000. People of New York pass by and discover the poetic motion of George's kinetic sculpture.

The Moving World of George Rickey

Kevin Macdonald, Director | 0:52

george rickey sculptures at marlborough gallery fall 2013

Marlborough Gallery 2013 exhibition, George Rickey - Sculpture from the Estate. Interview I (1961), Crucifera III (1964), Two Open Triangles Leaning II (1992), Two Vertical Three Horizontal Lines (Non-Pivoting, 1966), and Orenary (Space Churn Theme, 1955).

Sculpture From the Estate

Brad Daniels, Director | 3:30

peristyle a george rickey sculpture on the grounds of the george rickey workshop

George Rickey continually experimented with color as an expressive element of many of his kinetic works, ranging from the early color pieces of 1958 through continued expressions to 1995.

Polychrome Works

Brad Daniels, Director | x:xx

peristyle a george rickey sculpture on the grounds of the george rickey workshop

A collection of kinetic sculptor George Rickey's signature art element, the line or blade, dancing with the wind on the grounds of the Rickey Workshop, East Chatham, NY studio.

George Rickey Works

Paul Kreft, Director | 1:18

peristyle a george rickey sculpture on the grounds of the george rickey workshop

The London Sculptures from the Estate exhibition at Marlborough Gallery included many personally held examples of George's signature works, some never seen before in public.

Marlborough London

Brad Daniels, Director | 1:00

peristyle a george rickey sculpture on the grounds of the george rickey workshop

A winter scene on the grounds of the George Rickey Workshop in East Chatham, New York, of Rickey's kinetic sculptures Two Planes Vertical Horizontal, and Chevron Theme.

George Rickey Works

Paul Kreft, Director | 1:00

george rickey sculptures at marlborough gallery fall 2013

Breaking Column III disassembles the pure form of a 25' stainless steel column into 4 parts. It's improvisational motions are formed by the varied actions of winds drifting through the Marlborough Gallery sculpture terrace.

Breaking Column III 1993-2001

Film: Marlborough Gallery | 1:58

george rickey sculptures at marlborough gallery fall 2013

Angular, improvisational, and a sway through undefined space, Two Lines Excentric Jointed with Six Angles is George Rickey’s leap into fresh territory for the exploration of graceful and unpredictable movement.

Two Lines Excentric Jointed

Marlborough Gallery | 2:21

george rickey sculptures at marlborough gallery fall 2013

“Four Lines Diagonal Jointed” reveals an almost human dance and gesture-like quality on the rooftop terrace of Marlborough Gallery. Four individual stainless steel beam elements (lines) are jointed and move with the wind.

Four Lines Diagonal Jointed

Marlborough Gallery | 2:21

george rickey sculptures at marlborough gallery fall 2013

In Ten Rotors Ten Cubes II 1971, George Rickey combines a series of stainless steel shafts with spinning rotors and pure cube forms acting as counterweights and modulators of the artfully controlled, wind-driven movements.

Ten Rotors, Ten Cubes II, 1970

Marlborough Gallery | 2:21

george rickey sculptures at marlborough gallery fall 2013

The Marlborough Contemporary Gallery, New York reveals Two Lines Oblique Gyratory II, 1989. As if a conductor of a musical score, two 15’ blades slowly arc and rotate through space on a gallery terrace above the bustling streets of New York below.

Two Lines Oblique Gyratory II

Marlborough Gallery | 2:21

george rickey sculptures at marlborough gallery fall 2013

Segmented cone sections form the wind-driven action for Two Conical Segments Gyratory IV, Seven Axes 1980. A complex construction that yields motion through seven axes, George Rickey explores the infinite possibilities of movement.

Two Conical Segments

Marlborough Gallery | 2:21

george rickey sculptures at marlborough gallery fall 2013

One of many “Little Machines” that renowned kinetic sculptor George Rickey devised as he experimented with materials, form, bearings, surface, and especially the poetry of creative movement through space and time.

Little Machine of Unconceived Use | 1953-54

Marlborough Gallery | 0:48

george rickey sculptures at marlborough gallery fall 2013

Commanding an almost 6' wide span, Crucifera III | 1964 combines the delicate flutter and light reflection properties of the squared forms, while simultaneously expressing a calm ordered movement of the main branching spans.

Crucifera III | 1964

Brad Daniels, Director | 2:21