George Rickey sought to expand upon kinetic principles of sculpture previously explored by artists such as Naum Gabo and Alexander Calder. Two Lines Oblique, one of the sixteen works of art commissioned for the Empire State Plaza Art Collection, is part of Rickey’s Lines series where needle-like forms rotate in an axis. Two 32-foot lines, forming a Y-shape, swing in constant motion 8 feet off of the ground and 54 feet into the air. The reflective surface of the stainless steel adds a glittering effect to the work.
Title: Two Lines Oblique
Medium: stainless steel
Dimensions: 648 x 540 inches
Accession Number: P69.6.1
Location: Currently Not on View
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