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Ring by Pol Bury

Galerie Insighter presents:

Ring by Belgian artist Pol Bury (1922-2005)
Double-sided kinetic art ring in form of a disc with mobile chopsticks
Inscribed with artist’s signature and numbered 11/30
18-carat yellow gold ring, stamped with the guaranty in the Minerva assay mark
1970 ‘s
Very good condition
Weight 16g
H_3,5cm   W_2cm   D_16,5mm  (ring size 52)

Presented in its original jewelry case with artist’ signature printed


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From sculptures and works on paper to magnificent fountains, the art of Pol Bury defied convention and pushed boundaries.

Pol Bury was born in La Louvière, Belgium, on April 26, 1922. After attending the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Mons in 1938–39, he joined a group of Surrealist poets that included Achille Chavée. Best known for his kinetic sculptures, Belgian artist Pol Bury began his career as a Surrealist painter heavily influenced by the work of René Magritte and Yves Tanguy.

After turning to geometric abstraction and associating briefly with the CoBrA group, an avant-garde movement that espoused the complete freedom of color and form, Bury discovered Alexander Calder’s work and began making mobiles of painted shapes and sculptures in which movement was emphasized. The movements he assigned to these sometimes-monumental works were often slow and almost imperceptible to the naked eye. “Speed limits space; slowness increases it,” he once said.