Five Lines Diagonal Jointed II

Prodigious and prolific, George Rickey developed an artistic oeuvre synonymous with kinetic art. Working within a vocabulary of abstract, geometric forms and stainless steel, his body of work became among the most iconic in American sculpture. Rickey's engineering revolved largely around the use of ball bearings and meticulous calculations for his designs. This was the second large-scale sculpture by the artist to enter the collection and was a favorite of Fred Meijer.

George Rickey. _Five Lines Diagonal Jointed II_, 1989. Stainless steel, 168 x 96 x 26 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Estate of George Rickey/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.