Lot 325: George Rhoads (American, b. 1926) and Creative Machines, Inc., Wallpiece VI, 1984
December 14, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
George Rhoads (American, b. 1926) and Creative Machines, Inc.
Wallpiece VI, 1984
An acrylic, enameled steel, brass, and plastic audio-kinetic ball machine sculpture.
H: 36, W: 61, D: 13 1/2 in.
Acquired from the artist.
The Forbes Magazine Galleries.
With general dust, soft scratches and abrasions present from use in many areas throughout. Paint lightly rubbed or flaking on some metal elements from regular use of the mecanical elements visible in multiple areas. The plexiglass back with occasional soft scratches and faint patina to surface. Metal elements with patina to brass, exhibiting small areas of verdigris and slightly mottled appearance to surface and soft surface wear. Bells with various light discolorations to patina.
Please note that the piece also comes with a large plexiglass protective case, which has been subject to repairs. Freeman's suggests that the successful bidder on this piece have the Rhodes Studio make an installation visit, and create a new case for the sculpture, which is on exhibition at Freeman's without it.
Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.
Notes: This sculpture is included in George Rhoads'' Ball Machine Sculptures Catalogue, p. 8.