Lot 216
Jerome Kirk (American, 1923-2019), Proud Bird II (Stabile)
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Aluminum and stainless steel on a walnut base, signed.

25.5 x 24.5 in. diameter (approximately)

The Estate of the late Edward and Violet Kleitz, Cary, North Carolina

Maxwell Galleries, San Francisco, California
Acquired from the above in November 1969

Originally from Detroit, Jerome Kirk graduated in 1951 from the Massachusets Institute of Technology with a degree in mechanical engineering. It was a solo exhibition of Alexander Calder's sculpture at the New Gallery at MIT Kirk's senior year that catapulted his artistic career. His kinetic sculptures are in numerous public and private collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York, and the Storm King Art Center, Cornwall, New York.

A few minor light scratches.

$4,000 - 8,000