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

Lot 300: Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926)

Auction Date: Nov 21, 2020

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000

Description: 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...

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Auction House: Neal Auction Company

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

Lot 77: Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, b. 1926), "Petals"

Auction Date: Jul 19, 2020

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000

Description: 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"
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Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Auction House: New Orleans Auction Galleries

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

Lot 171: Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, b. 1926), "Sprout"

Auction Date: Jul 19, 2020

Estimate: $2,500 - $4,000

Description: 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.
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Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Auction House: New Orleans Auction Galleries

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

Lot 203: Lin Emery, (American/Louisiana, b. 1926), "Currents"

Auction Date: Jul 19, 2020

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000

Description: 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.
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Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Auction House: New Orleans Auction Galleries

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

Lot 340: Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926)

Auction Date: Jun 13, 2020

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

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

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Auction House: Neal Auction Company

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Lin Emery (American/New Orleans)

Lot 497: Lin Emery (American/New Orleans)

Auction Date: Nov 23, 2019

Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000

Description: 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...

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Auction House: Neal Auction Company

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LIN EMERY, (B 1928) KINETIC ALUMINUM SCULPTURE

Lot 44: LIN EMERY, (B 1928) KINETIC ALUMINUM SCULPTURE

Auction Date: May 19, 2019

Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000

Description: 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....

Location: Westport, CT, US

Auction House: Westport Auction

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

Lot 268: Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928)

Auction Date: May 19, 2018

Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000

Description: 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....

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Auction House: Neal Auction Company

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

Lot 306: Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926)

Auction Date: Jan 27, 2018

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

Description: 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...

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Auction House: Neal Auction Company

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

Lot 1022: Lin Emery, (American/Louisiana, b. 1928), "Tree Dance", polished and painted aluminum kinetic sculpture, h. 57", overall h. 75", orb...

Auction Date: Dec 10, 2017

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000

Description: 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.
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Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Auction House: New Orleans Auction Galleries

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

Lot 377: Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926)

Auction Date: Sep 09, 2017

Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000

Description: 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....

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Auction House: Neal Auction Company

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

Lot 378: Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926)

Auction Date: Sep 09, 2017

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Auction House: Neal Auction Company

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

Lot 382: Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1926)

Auction Date: Sep 09, 2017

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: 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...

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Auction House: Neal Auction Company

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LIN EMERY | Zig Zag

Lot 451: LIN EMERY | Zig Zag

Auction Date: Sep 30, 2016

Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000

Description: aluminum...

Location: New York, NY, US

Auction House: Sotheby's

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

Lot 1105: Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928)

Auction Date: Dec 06, 2015

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000

Description: 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....

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Auction House: New Orleans Auction Galleries

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

Lot 1289: Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928)

Auction Date: Mar 22, 2015

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,800

Description: 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"....

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Auction House: New Orleans Auction Galleries

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

Lot 938: Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928)

Auction Date: Jan 25, 2015

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: 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....

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Auction House: New Orleans Auction Galleries

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

Lot 658: Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928)

Auction Date: Nov 22, 2014

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Description: 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...

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Auction House: Neal Auction Company

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

Lot 659: Lin Emery (American/New Orleans, b. 1928)

Auction Date: Nov 22, 2014

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Description: 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...

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Auction House: Neal Auction Company

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Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, b. 1928)

Lot 884: Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, b. 1928)

Auction Date: Jul 27, 2014

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,800

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

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Auction House: New Orleans Auction Galleries

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Lin Emery (American, b. 1926)

Lot 549: Lin Emery (American, b. 1926)

Auction Date: Nov 19, 2011

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

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

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Auction House: Neal Auction Company

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

Lot 68: Lin Emery, (American, b. 1928), Flowering

Auction Date: May 15, 2011

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Description: Lin Emery
(American, b. 1928)
Flowering
aluminum
Height: 51 inches on 32 inch base.
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Location: Chicago, IL, US

Auction House: Hindman

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

Lot 1019: Lin Emery (American/Louisiana, b. 1928) "Flower",

Auction Date: Jun 07, 2009

Estimate: $25,000 - $40,000

Description: 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....

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Auction House: New Orleans Auction Galleries

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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.

Lot 1286: 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.

Auction Date: Oct 05, 2008

Estimate: $500 - $800

Description: 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....

Location: New Orleans, LA, US

Auction House: New Orleans Auction Galleries

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