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Sculptor, b. 1926 - d. 2021

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      • Lin Emery, (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Sprout"
        Dec. 03, 2023

        Lin Emery, (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Sprout"

        Est: $5,000 - $8,000

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021) "Sprout", 2006 aluminum kinetic sculpture unsigned, from a limited edition of 12. h. 12" to 18", l. 16"

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Lin Emery, (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Splay"
        Dec. 03, 2023

        Lin Emery, (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Splay"

        Est: $12,000 - $18,000

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021) "Splay" aluminum kinetic sculpture incised signature along side of base, together with instructions for assembly/disassembly and shipping box. h. 29", d. 18", orbit w. 22"

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021)
        Nov. 17, 2023

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021)

        Est: $600 - $800

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Maquette", mixed media kinetic sculpture mounted to panel, unsigned, framed, overall 17 in. x 21 1/4 in. x 7 3/4 in. Provenance: Estate of Lin Emery, New Orleans, LA.

        Neal Auction Company
      • Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021)
        Nov. 17, 2023

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021)

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Untitled", polished aluminum kinetic sculpture, unsigned, h. 6 3/4 in.

        Neal Auction Company
      • Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021)
        Sep. 08, 2023

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021)

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "St. Gertrude", painted plaster, unsigned, h. 21 in., w. 5 in., d. 3 in., mounted on wood board, overall h. 30 1/2 in., w. 13 in., d. 3 3/4 in. Note: “I have a very deep belief not in any practiced religion but in the search for unity and spiritual understanding.” – Lin Emery In 1951, Lin Emery returned to New Orleans, where she had briefly lived in 1945, and worked as a studio assistant with Enrique Alferez. She undertook numerous commissions in plaster, clay and bronze of life-size religious figures for churches in the city and throughout the region. One such example of St. Gertrude the Great in Des Allemands, Louisiana from 1956 measures twelve feet by eight feet. The figures are classical in inspiration with modern lines and a fluidity of form that would come to define the artist. The study offered here of St. Gertrude is for an installation at St. James Major Church on Gentilly Boulevard in New Orleans. Emery completed six sculpted figures of saints mounted above the altar in the sanctuary that are still in place today. In the evolving art world of the 1950s, Emery’s interests turned away from her figurative and religious work as she moved into abstraction and favored metal as a medium. She remained active in New Orleans the rest of her life and was an engaged member of the city’s contemporary art scene, serving as one of the founders of the Orleans Gallery in 1956 and as a co-founder of the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans. This rare early study is an exciting window into development of the renowned sculptor and as she herself said of her earlier sculptures: “I was looking for an essence, an interior and searching for understanding.” Ref.: Kemp, John R. Lin Emery. 64 Parishes. www.64parishes.org. Accessed July 24, 2023; Palmedo, Philip F. Lin Emery. Manchester: Hudson Hills, 2011.

        Neal Auction Company
      • Lin Emery, (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Bouquet", 2012, aluminum kinetic sculpture, h. 15", span 12-1/2"
        Jul. 29, 2023

        Lin Emery, (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Bouquet", 2012, aluminum kinetic sculpture, h. 15", span 12-1/2"

        Est: $4,000 - $7,000

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021) "Bouquet", 2012 aluminum kinetic sculpture incised signature along edge, on a thin, black-painted wood base. h. 15", span 12-1/2" Provenance: Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana; Estate of Mr. and Mrs. David K. Hemeter, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021)
        Jun. 15, 2023

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021)

        Est: $600 - $800

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Geometric Abstract Study", cardboard on board, unsigned, 22 1/8 in. x 28 1/2 in., framed, overall 24 1/8 in. x 30 1/4 in. x 2 1/4 in. Provenance: Estate of Lin Emery, New Orleans, LA.

        Neal Auction Company
      • Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021)
        Jun. 15, 2023

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021)

        Est: $6,000 - $8,000

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Untitled", polished aluminum kinetic sculpture, unsigned, h. 6 3/4 in.

        Neal Auction Company
      • Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Leaf Play"
        May. 20, 2023

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Leaf Play"

        Est: $5,000 - $8,000

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021) "Leaf Play", 2000 aluminum and enamel kinetic sculpture unsigned. h. 12", span 20" Provenance: Kouros Gallery, New York, New York; private collection, Cincinnati, Ohio.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Protest"
        May. 20, 2023

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Protest"

        Est: $4,000 - $7,000

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021) "Protest", 2008 aluminum kinetic sculpture base dia. 11", span 25" Provenance: Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana; Collection of Howard and Ann Barnett, New Orleans, Louisiana.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Quinte"
        Apr. 22, 2023

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Quinte"

        Est: $7,000 - $10,000

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021) "Quinte", ca. 2012 aluminum kinetic sculpture unsigned. h. 37", w. 15", base dia. 12" Provenance: Gift of the artist.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "The Banquet"
        Apr. 22, 2023

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "The Banquet"

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021) "The Banquet" painted plaster incised signature along bottom edge. 14-1/2" x 20-3/4" Provenance: Estate of Lin Emery, New Orleans, Louisiana. Notes: New Orleans artist, Lin Emery became well known for her large-scale wind-powered kinetic sculptures that are inspired by the forces of nature. In the 1940s, she attended a series of colleges including Columbia University, Syracuse University, University of Mexico, Goodman School of Drama in Chicago, and University of Chicago and Sorbonne in Paris. By 1951, Emery settled in New Orleans, and began creating clay and plaster sculptures. Local and nationally based churches, commissioned her figurative plaster religious sculptures and metal crosses.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Cross"
        Apr. 22, 2023

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Cross"

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021) "Cross" copper sculpture h. 22", w. 10-1/8", d. 5" Provenance: Estate of Lin Emery, New Orleans, Louisiana.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021)
        Mar. 30, 2023

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021)

        Est: $25,000 - $35,000

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021) , "Coryphée (Tree Spirit)", polished and painted aluminum kinetic sculpture, label with title and "Art Venture" label under base, h. 53 1/2 in.

        Neal Auction Company
      • Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Untitled"
        Dec. 04, 2022

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Untitled"

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021) "Untitled" aluminum kinetic sculpture h. 14-1/2", span 13" Provenance: Gift of the artist; private collection.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Lin Emery American, b. 1926 Untitled
        Oct. 12, 2022

        Lin Emery American, b. 1926 Untitled

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        Lin Emery American, b. 1926 Untitled Bronze on wood base Overall with base 9 1/2 x 7 x 6 inches (24.1 x 17.8 x 15.2 cm) Harry Lowe was Deputy Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1982-1984. C Estate of Harry Lowe

        Doyle New York
      • Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Untitled"
        Oct. 08, 2022

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Untitled"

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021) "Untitled", 2003 blue-painted aluminum kinetic sculpture incised signature and dated at edge of self-base, on an integral stone base. overall h. 20", span 17" Provenance: Collection of Dr. Nia Terezakis, New Orleans, Louisiana.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Untitled"
        Oct. 08, 2022

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Untitled"

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021) "Untitled", ca. 1970 metal and composition on an integral wood base. h. 13", w. 7-1/8", d. 5-1/4" Provenance: Estate of Lin Emery, New Orleans, Louisiana.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Disconnect"
        Oct. 08, 2022

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Disconnect"

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021) "Disconnect" limited edition aluminum kinetic sculpture h. 6", w. 8", d. 7-1/4" Provenance: Estate of Lin Emery, New Orleans, Louisiana.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), Group of Three Maquettes
        Oct. 08, 2022

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), Group of Three Maquettes

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021) Group of Three Maquettes cardboard, wood, ink and paint one signed and dated "92" lower right. 16" x 20" to 28-1/2" x 22-1/2" Provenance: Estate of Lin Emery, New Orleans, Louisiana.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Lin Emery, (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Untitled", polished aluminum kinetic sculpture, h. 48", orbital radius 28"
        Apr. 24, 2022

        Lin Emery, (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021), "Untitled", polished aluminum kinetic sculpture, h. 48", orbital radius 28"

        Est: $15,000 - $25,000

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, 1926-2021) "Untitled" polished aluminum kinetic sculpture on an integral thin support base, incised signature and inscribed "Jim Farrell F." along side of base. h. 48", orbital radius 28"

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, 1926-2021)
        Apr. 09, 2022

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, 1926-2021)

        Est: $7,000 - $10,000

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, 1926-2021), "Chevron Series", aluminum, unsigned, h. 28 in.

        Neal Auction Company
      • Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926)
        Nov. 21, 2020

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926)

        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926) , "Flower Dance", 1990, stainless steel and acrylic paint kinetic sculpture, signed on self-base, h. 52 1/2 in., custom pedestal with motorized base, overall h. 86 1/2 in. See Video at - https://vimeo.com/476388938

        Neal Auction Company
      • Lin Emery, (American/Louisiana, b. 1926), "Currents"
        Jul. 19, 2020

        Lin Emery, (American/Louisiana, b. 1926), "Currents"

        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, b. 1926) "Currents", 1992 aluminum and painted aluminum kinetic sculpture approx. h. 22', orbit 16' Provenance: Daytona Beach International Airport, Daytona Beach, Florida.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, b. 1926), "Sprout"
        Jul. 19, 2020

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, b. 1926), "Sprout"

        Est: $2,500 - $4,000

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, b. 1926) "Sprout", 2006 metal kinetic sculpture from a limited edition of 12, unsigned. h. 12" to 18", l. 16" Provenance: Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana; Estate of Russell C. Klein, M.D. and Donna Guinn Klein.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, b. 1926), "Petals"
        Jul. 19, 2020

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, b. 1926), "Petals"

        Est: $15,000 - $25,000

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, b. 1926) "Petals" patinated bronze cast signature on self-base, on a basketweave-textured composition base. h. 28", w. 28", d. 22", base h. 48"

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926)
        Jun. 13, 2020

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926)

        Est: $2,500 - $3,500

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926) , "Petal Forms", polished aluminum kinetic sculpture, signed on self-base, h. 17 in

        Neal Auction Company
      • Lin Emery (American/New Orleans)
        Nov. 23, 2019

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans)

        Est: $20,000 - $30,000

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926), "Four Triangular Petal Forms", c. 2005, polished aluminum kinetic sculpture, h. 31 in., motorized pedestal, overall h. 64 1/2 in. Provenance: Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA

        Neal Auction Company
      • LIN EMERY, (B 1928) KINETIC ALUMINUM SCULPTURE
        May. 19, 2019

        LIN EMERY, (B 1928) KINETIC ALUMINUM SCULPTURE

        Est: $7,000 - $9,000

        Titled : "Flourish #2" on bottom. With black plexiglas base. Possibly a maquette for a large commission. Dimensions: (Aluminum) H 39" x H 23" x W 20" (Base) H 25" x W 18" x D 18" Condition: A few small nicks to edge of aluminum base. Light scratches to top of plexi.

        Westport Auction
      • Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928)
        May. 19, 2018

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928)

        Est: $25,000 - $35,000

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928), "Cadence (Aerial)", 1986, polished aluminum, signed on base, h. 56 in. Note: In the lot offered here, the sleek blade-like aluminum elements of Lin Emery’s “Cadence” sail through the air with nimble precision. Originally a study for the monumental work of the same name installed in Lisle, Illinois, this work maintains the elegant gravitas of its larger counterpart. Many of her wind driven kinetic works draw inspiration from natural forms, however in the case of “Cadence”, “[t]he reference is less to leaves or stalks than to the wind itself.” Ref.: Palmedo, Philip F. Lin Emery. Manchester: Hudson Hills, 2011, p. 85.

        Neal Auction Company
      • Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926)
        Jan. 27, 2018

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926)

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926), "Leaf Play", aluminum, magnets and motor, signed, painted stand, overall h. 42 1/2 in. Provenance: Joel Weinstock Collection, New Orleans, LA

        Neal Auction Company
      • Lin Emery, (American/Louisiana, b. 1928), "Tree Dance", polished and painted aluminum kinetic sculpture, h. 57", overall h. 75", orb...
        Dec. 10, 2017

        Lin Emery, (American/Louisiana, b. 1928), "Tree Dance", polished and painted aluminum kinetic sculpture, h. 57", overall h. 75", orb...

        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, b. 1928) "Tree Dance" polished and painted aluminum kinetic sculpture small-scale variant of the twenty-one-foot monumental sculpture on the grounds of Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, presented on a marble-clad square base. h. 57", overall h. 75", orbit dia. 42" Provenance: Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana; Private collection. Notes: "Sculpture is living, it's vital, it's changeable. Even when you walk around it, it can be something different. Drawing is a reflection and coordinating eye and hand, but sculpture is your mind and an idea." --Lin Emery An internationally renowned artist, Lin Emery's kinetic sculptures have an elegance of movement which masks an intricate and precise working. The components slowly sway and undulate, pushing and pulling each other in a seemingly endless dance, incorporating the very air around them. Using highly polished aluminum, a material she says is readily available in the port city of New Orleans, Emery creates abstracted forms reminiscent of the natural elements which inspired them. As the artist once admitted, "I love the natural movement of the trees on the levees, the river, and anything in nature." Emery spent her youth traveling between New York and Florida, before enrolling in Columbia University at the precocious age of 16. She traveled from university to university before arriving at the Sorbonne in Paris. While in Paris, she became interested in the work of Russian sculptor Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967) whose studio was near her lodgings. Zadkine accepted her as a student, intrigued by the artistic potential of the curious and creative young woman. Emery eventually returned to New York to study welding at the New York Sculpture Center, one of the few schools to accept women into such a program. Upon completion of her studies, she settled in New Orleans where she turned a portion of her French Quarter apartment into a studio. While her first sculptures were figural, Emery soon found herself more intrigued by the internal structural armatures than the finished work. She began to experiment with abstract welded sculptures, eventually incorporating natural elements - water, magnets, air - into her works to create motion. "Tree Dance" exemplifies Emery's kinetic sculpture. This lot, a variant of the 1990 commission for Hofstra University (made possible by the generous gift of Florence and Robert Kauffman,) is wind activated. With its geometric-shaped red and chrome graduated leaves and winding trunk, it scintillates at the slightest breeze, creating a veritable kaleidoscope of colors and forms. Emery is the recipient of numerous prestigious national and international awards, most significantly the Laszlo Aranyi Award of Honor for Public Art, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Louisiana Women of Achievement Award, the Osawa, Japan Grand Prix for Public Sculpture, and an Opus Award from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. She has exhibited widely including: the National Academy of Design, New York, New York; the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana; Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana; Kouros Gallery, New York, New York; and the Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926)
        Sep. 09, 2017

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926)

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926), "Leaf Play", aluminum, magnets and motor, signed, painted stand, overall h. 42 1/2 in. Provenance: Joel Weinstock Collection, New Orleans, LA

        Neal Auction Company
      • Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926)
        Sep. 09, 2017

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926)

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926), "Petal Forms", polished aluminum, signed on self-base, h. 17 in. Provenance: Koch Collection, Metairie, LA

        Neal Auction Company
      • Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926)
        Sep. 09, 2017

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926)

        Est: $25,000 - $35,000

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926), "Flower Dance", 1990, polished aluminum, signed on self-base, h. 47 in., dia. 16 in., granite pedestal, overall h. 71 in. Provenance: Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, 1992; Koch Collection, Metairie, LA. Note: The narrative of Lin Emery’s work from the static to the animated is a compelling one. In 1949, a sojourn in Paris would mark the inauguration of Lin Emery, the sculptor. Inspired by her mentor, Ossip Zadkine and the Romanesque works in the Musée de l’homme, Emery would incorporate the aesthetics and ideologies of both into her early religious works. Back in her adopted home of New Orleans as a studio assistant to Enrique Alferez, she was approached by the Father Judge Mission Seminary to create a series of sculptures for their church in Virginia. The resulting works are elongated and elegant figures representing familiar religious characters. In 1952, Emery would attend the Sculpture Center in New York and learn how to weld and cast metal. There her main influence would be Seymour Lipton and his textured welded forms. With metal being her newfound medium of choice, Emery focused her efforts on making it move. Inspired by the small fortuitous incident of witnessing a drop of water hit a spoon and make it rock in her kitchen sink, Emery focused her efforts and engineering ingenuity into building moving water forms she dubbed “aquamobiles.” This would be her first foray into kinetic sculpture. In 1965, Emery began experimenting with magnets, which she would hide in both the individual elements of her works and in the hidden motorized base, the rotation of which would cause sporadic, undulating movements. While the “aquamobiles” and “magnetmobiles” were effective in their capacity to convey a certain vitality, they would prove too constraining in their reliance on electricity and pumps. It was her 1977 discovery and subsequent usage of ball bearings in her works that would transform the way her sculptures move, giving them a freedom and autonomy that was unattainable previously. With this new lightness in articulation, she took to the wind, which would prove her most reliable source of movement. In the lots offered here, an early “magnetmobile” dances hauntingly on a stand, and both a small and large-scale petal form sculpture spin and whirl in an unpredictable, yet elegant frenzy. Ref.: Palmedo, Philip F. Lin Emery. Manchester: Hudson Hills, 2011.

        Neal Auction Company
      • LIN EMERY | Zig Zag
        Sep. 30, 2016

        LIN EMERY | Zig Zag

        Est: $7,000 - $9,000

        aluminum

        Sotheby's
      • Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928)
        Dec. 06, 2015

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928)

        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928), "Lily", 1998, polished aluminum kinetic sculpture, unsigned, h. 40", orbit 19". Provenance: Purchased from Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1998, by Mrs. Jac Stitch, New Orleans, Louisiana; to her daughter, the consignor, Mrs. Michael L. Jepsen, New Orleans, Louisiana and Scottsdale, Arizona. "Sculpture is living, it's vital, it's changeable. Even when you walk around it, it can be something different. Drawing is a reflection and coordinating eye and hand, but sculpture is your mind and an idea." --Lin Emery. An internationally renowned artist, Lin Emery's kinetic sculptures have an elegance of movement which masks an intricate and precise working. The components slowly sway and undulate, pushing and pulling each other in a seemingly endless dance, incorporating the very air around them. Using highly polished aluminum, a material she says is readily available in the port city of New Orleans, Emery creates abstracted forms reminiscent of the natural elements which inspired them. As the artist once admitted, "I love the natural movement of the trees on the levees, the river, and anything in nature." Emery spent her youth traveling between New York and Florida, before enrolling in Columbia University at the precocious age of 16. She traveled from university to university before arriving at the Sorbonne in Paris. While in Paris, she became interested in the work of Russian sculptor Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967) whose studio was near her lodgings. Zadkine accepted her as a student, intrigued by the artistic potential of the curious and creative young woman. Emery eventually returned to New York to study welding at the New York Sculpture Center, one of the few schools to accept women into such a program. Upon completion of her studies, she settled in New Orleans where she turned a portion of her French Quarter apartment into a studio. While her first sculptures were figural, Emery soon found herself more intrigued by the internal structural armatures than the finished work. She began to experiment with abstract welded sculptures, eventually incorporating natural elements - water, magnets, air - into her works to create motion. Emery is the recipient of numerous prestigious national and international awards, most significantly the Laszlo Aranyi Award of Honor for Public Art, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Louisiana Women of Achievement Award, the Osawa, Japan Grand Prix for Public Sculpture, and an Opus Award from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. She has exhibited widely including: the National Academy of Design, New York, New York; the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana; Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana; Kouros Gallery, New York, New York; and the Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928)
        Mar. 22, 2015

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928)

        Est: $1,400 - $1,800

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928) "Zig Zag", 1995, polished aluminum kinetic sculpture, signed and numbered "13/18" at base, h. 12-1/2".

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928)
        Jan. 25, 2015

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928)

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928), "Zig-Zag", 1995, polished aluminum kinetic sculpture, signed and numbered "11/18" at base, h. 16". Provenance: Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana.

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928)
        Nov. 22, 2014

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928)

        Est: $3,000 - $5,000

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928), "Petal Forms", aluminum kinetic sculpture, artist's name inscribed on base, height 17 1/2 in., acrylic base

        Neal Auction Company
      • Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928)
        Nov. 22, 2014

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928)

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928), "Untitled", aluminum and painted wood kinetic sculpture, artist's name inscribed on lower left of box, on a painted metal stand, electrified, overall height 42 1/2 in

        Neal Auction Company
      • Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, b. 1928)
        Jul. 27, 2014

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, b. 1928)

        Est: $1,400 - $1,800

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, b. 1928), "Petal Forms", polished aluminum, signed on base, h. 13-1/2", w. 8", d. 7".

        New Orleans Auction Galleries
      • Lin Emery (American, b. 1926)
        Nov. 19, 2011

        Lin Emery (American, b. 1926)

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        Lin Emery (American, b. 1926), "Abstract Kinetic Sculpture", 2003, polished metal, initialed and dated, on a square granite plinth, height 17 1/4 in

        Neal Auction Company
      • Lin Emery, (American, b. 1928), Flowering
        May. 15, 2011

        Lin Emery, (American, b. 1928), Flowering

        Est: $2,000 - $4,000

        Lin Emery (American, b. 1928) Flowering aluminum Height: 51 inches on 32 inch base.

        Hindman
      • Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, b. 1928) "Flower",
        Jun. 07, 2009

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, b. 1928) "Flower",

        Est: $25,000 - $40,000

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, b. 1928) "Flower", 1992, welded, polished and painted aluminum kinetic outdoor sculpture, 137" x 54". Provenance: Purchased by a New Orleans collector from The Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, in June 1996. This lot is accompanied with the original bill of sale. This sculpture was in the New Orleans Museum of Art exhibition, "Lin Emery: Borrowing the Forces of Nature", held on April 13 through June 9, 1996, and is illustrated in the catalogue of the exhibition on page 52. Note: Internationally acclaimed sculptor Lin Emery came to New Orleans in 1952 after an apprenticeship in the Paris studio of Ossip Zadkine and attending classes at the New York Sculpture Center. She had her first solo exhibition in 1955 at the Isaac Delgado Museum of Art (now the New Orleans Museum of Art). At this time, there were no commercial art galleries in New Orleans.Ms. Emery played a crucial role in the development of the arts in New Orleans in 1957 when with six other noted local artists - George Dunbar, Shirley Grode, Jack Hastings, Robert Helmer, James Lamantia, and Jean Seidenberg -she founded the Orleans Gallery: the first sustained commercial outlet for contemporary art in the city. During the late 1950's and early 1960's, Ms. Emery developed friendships with noted sculptors George Rickey and Isamu Noguchi. Of Noguchi, Ms. Emery has said she feels closest to his work because "his forms are abstracted from nature in the same way as mine". Her works are in the collection of many major institutions throughout the world, including, The National Collection of American Art, Washington D. C., The New Orleans Museum of Art, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The Weisman Collection, Los Angeles and The Museum of Foreign Art, Sofia, Bulgaria. Her public art commissions include "Honoo-no-ki", Osaka Dome, Japan, "Hana", Izumisan City, Japan, "Tree Dance", Hofstra University, New York and K & B Plaza, New Orleans. New Orleans Auction Galleries is proud to offer this rare and important large scale kinetic outdoor sculpture for the discriminating contemporary art collector.

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      • Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, b. 1926) "Untitled Sculpture", patinated copper with freeform gilt-bronze appliques, unsigned, h. 5-1/4", w. 3-3/4". Provenance: Estate of Fred B. Ross, New Orleans, Louisiana.
        Oct. 05, 2008

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, b. 1926) "Untitled Sculpture", patinated copper with freeform gilt-bronze appliques, unsigned, h. 5-1/4", w. 3-3/4". Provenance: Estate of Fred B. Ross, New Orleans, Louisiana.

        Est: $500 - $800

        Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, b. 1926) "Untitled Sculpture", patinated copper with freeform gilt-bronze appliques, unsigned, h. 5-1/4", w. 3-3/4". Provenance: Estate of Fred B. Ross, New Orleans, Louisiana.

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