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June 22, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

George Sherwood (American, 20th/21st Century) Kinetic Sculpture Flock of Birds

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Auction: 20th Century Design - 2661BLocation: BostonDate / Time: June 22, 2013 10:00AM


George Sherwood (American, 20th/21st Century) Kinetic Sculpture

Flock of Birds
Initialed and dated "GS 99."
Stainless steel and granite.

Sculpture "head" has 39 in. long sides, 53 in. diagonally, 15 1/4 in. deep, entire metal portion, including pole, 121 1/4 in.

Granite base ht. 47, dia. 7 in.

Provenance: Purchased at Chesterwood National Trust, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, September 1, 1999.

Artist's Statement: "I am interested in the dynamic relationships of objects in motion and their interaction with the outdoor environment. Flock of Birds celebrates this idea and is inspired by the aerial ballet of swarming birds, often seen as multifaceted, mirror-like arrays along the seashore and coastal wetlands. The sculpture explores the qualities of light and playful choreography of an organized grouping of rapid, small movements within a larger, slower movement. The rotating. metal surfaces break up and reflect back angular fragments of light from the natural surroundings, a kind of animated, Cubist painting."
Estimate $1,000-2,000

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George Sherwood, online description, Massachusetts, Stockbridge, Chesterwood National Trust, metal surfaces