Modern Design /03 October 2004


Ronald Mallory

Centrifix 21
USA, 1968
aluminum, glass, mercury
21 w × 3¼ d in (53 × 8 cm)

Mallory's explorations with mercury display aspects of biomorphism and minimalism. Rotating freely on a central pivot mounted to the wall, this work can be turned, allowing the mercury to undulate and flow in the thin surface as intended by the artist. The reflective and viscus nature of the mercury allows for a slowly evolving compostion that interacts with the surrounding room. Sold with signed letter of authenticity by the artist. Exhibited: Bonino Gallery, New York, 1970 Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, 2004

provenance: Collection of the artist

estimate: $2,000–3,000

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