Thursday, August 29, 2013

Kinetic Sculpture: Two Lines Oblique - Empire State Plaza - Albany, NY

Interesting Places I've Photographed
Two Lines Oblique
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY
Topic: Kinetic Sculptures

GPS: N42° 39.053; W073° 45.571

Quick Description: 

Two Lines Oblique is located on the northwest side of the Empire State Plaza in Albany, NY.

Long Description:

Two Lines Oblique follows the familiar form of kinetic sculptures by George Rickey. Two 32' stainless steel blades are mounted on the a 25' high Y shaped stainless steel pedestal. Each blade is attached so that it can rotate independently, in a plane, in the wind.

The sculpture is located next to the central pool that run the length of the Empire State Plaza. The sculpture is dated 1967 - 1971. It was acquired by then Governor in Nelson A. Rockefeller as part of an extensive modern art collection on display at the New State Capitol

A sign next to the sculpture indicated it is photo stop #41 and is inscribed:

(1907 - 2002)

OBLIQUE, 1968-71

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