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2 William King Midcentury Modernist Aluminum Puzzle Sculptures of Acrobats



Event and The Test - a group of 2 Mid-Century Modern aluminum acrobat sculptures. William D. King (1925-2015) These interlocking aluminum sculptures were part of a series, which was sold principally in museum gift shops in the 1960s-1970s during King's solo exhibitions. King attended attended Cooper Union and was widely known for public sculpture. His long and successful career included countless solo exhibitions and his work is held in many important private and public collections including the Whitney, Guggenheim, MoMA, and Smithsonian. Dimensions for Event Length ca. 12 1/2 in. Depth ca. 5 1/2 in. Height ca. 16 1/2 in. Dimensions for The Test: Length ca. 32 in. Depth ca. 2 1/2 in. Height ca. 8 3/4 in. (Includes 2 sculptures. Ships unassembled.) Items purchased from this dealer must delight you. Purchases may be returned for any reason for a period of 7 days.


  • Creator
    William King (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 16.5 in. (41.91 cm)Width: 12.5 in. (31.75 cm)Depth: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. With noticeable scratches (It is the collector's prerogative whether to polish these out or not), some very light edge wear, and other signs of light wear consistent with age.
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1610212301061

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    to United States 0, arrives in 6-11 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Philadelphia, PA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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