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Two Lines [Small Series] (Blade)

1963
31 1/8 in. (79.1 cm)

George Rickey
American (South Bend, IN, 1907 - 2002, St. Paul, MN)

Object Type: Sculpture
Medium and Support: Stainless steel
Credit Line: Bequest of Mildred Baker
Accession Number: 1999.32a
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Location: Not currently on view

Edition: 2/10


Careful observers may recognize that a similar but much larger sculpture marks MAG’s front entrance, where its blades move gracefully in the breeze. MAG director Grant Holcomb met Mildred Baker, the donor of this work, a number of years ago and the two became friends. When she died, MAG received 14 works of art from her collection, including "Two Lines," which she had acquired directly from George Rickey.

Lifelong experience as a sailor observing the forces of the wind, combined with training as an engineer, gave Rickey the skills and insight to assemble perfectly balanced elements that float through the air to achieve his goal of isolating “motion as a visual component and design with that.”

[Label text from It Came From the Vault exhibition, 2013]

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