Palm Beach Modern Auctions
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Modern + Contemporary Art & Design

Sat, May 20, 2023 12:00PM EDT
Lot 663

Gordon Bradt 7 MAN Kinetic Clock / Sculpture

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Gordon Bradt (1924-2022); Kinetico Studios
Marking(s); notes: signed, marking(s)
Country of origin; materials: American; brass, other
Dimensions (H, W, D): 17.5"h, 7"w, 4.5"d
Additional Information: Clock has seven small figures which perform various gymnastics around the clock as it is running.  After his engineering career as Vice President of Bell & Howell where he received numerous patents for his designs for the company, as well as some for his personal work, Mr. Bradt devoted himself full-time to the creation of kinetic sculpture.  The most famous of these are his kinetic clocks which are included in a number of museum collections worldwide.  Monumental public versions of the clock are on view in Toronto's International Airport Terminal and Seattle's Pacific Science Center.


Video of the clock in motion: Sculptural Clock / Donald Roller Wilson from Palm Beach Modern Auctions on Vimeo.

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very good, in working order, appears to keep time well