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WILLIAM DICKEY KING (American, 1925-2015)

"The Test," 1970; Aluminum sculpture in 5 parts with original box and assembly directions; Artist's cipher and number stamped into male figure, front, edition etched into back of male figure 200 of 444; 20 5/16" x 12 1/2" x 6 5/7" (approx.); Provenance: Christie's New York, Rockefeller Center Auction,йJanuary 2010; American sculptor King is most noted for his long-limbed figurative public art sculptures depicting people engaged in everyday activities such as reading or conversing. He created his busts and figures in a variety of materials, including clay, wood, metal, and textiles. His first solo exhibit took place in 1954 at the Alan Gallery in New York City. Collections of Kingуs work are housed in the Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum (all in New York City) and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. King was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2003, and in 2007 the International Sculpture Center honored him with the Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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