Kasmin Gallery

509 West 27th Street, New York

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Opening his first New York gallery in 1989, Paul devoted himself to a life celebrating art and artists. Those of us who have worked with Paul learned from his extraordinary eye for talent, his delight in the work of the artists he loved, and his rare sense of openness and generosity. Paul took great pleasure in overseeing all aspects of the gallery until the very end, and it was his sincere wish, and in his plans, that his vision for Kasmin continue as ambitiously as ever.

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    Kasmin Gallery announces representation of George Rickey

    George Rickey, Breaking Column III, 1993-2001. Stainless steel, 300 x 14 x 7 inches (762 x 35.6 x 17.8 cm), at rest, 300 x 201 x 7 inches (762 x 510.5 x 17.8 cm), maximum. Photographer: Mark Pollock. © The Estate of George Rickey / licensed by ARS, New York. NEW YORK, NY.-Kasmin announced exclusive worldwide representation of the work of American sculptor George Rickey (1907–2002). In Fall 2021, the gallery will present two concurrent exhibitions of work by Rickey, beginning with a major offsite installation of nine monumental kinetic sculptures on Park Avenue, as part of an ongoing program presented by The Sculpture Committee of The Fund for Park Avenue and NYC Parks' Art in the Parks program. Concurrently, three large-scale works will be exhibited in the Kasmin Sculpture Garden, on view from The High Line at 28th Street. Together these exhibitions will constitute the largest show of monumental sculpture by Rickey since the artist’s retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, in 1979. Eric Gleason, Senior Director at Kasmin, commented, "George Rickey is a singular entity in the history of 20th-century sculpture, and his numerous innovations within the realm of kinetics helped to create and define a genre. Kasmin has a well-documented commitment to placing monumental sculpture in the public realm, and the gallery is thrilled to expand that programming to include Rickey's work, beginning with the installation along Park Avenue in the Fall of 2021." Born in 1907 in South Bend, IN, Rickey spent over five decades committed to the creation of poetic and precisely-calibrated sculptures that he referred to as his “useless machines.” Designed to be situated in the public sphere, the works are activated by their interplay with the surrounding environment, reshaping the landscape and bringing heightened attention to aspects of light, movement, and composition. Of all the natural forces, it was the wind’s movement that most captured Rickey’s imagination. He once wrote, “The artist finds waiting for him, as subject, not the trees, not the flowers, not the landscape, but the waving of branches and the trembling of stems, the piling up or scudding of…