Pol Bury «Palais Royal Fountain, Paris» 1996.

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Pol Bury, Palais Royal Fountain
Pol Bury, Palais Royal Fountain
Palais Royal Fountain, Paris, 1996.

«I lived very close to this place. Each evening, on my way home from work, I walked through the galleries by the garden, through those long rows of columns. At the end of the garden, there was a fountain sculpture of Pol Bury, made of metallic universes. Each day, someone bent these universes to stare at a fragmented soul. Each day it brought a smile to my lips.» ~ Heather Powazek Champ, Mirror Project.

Pol Bury, 2000 Billes sur un Plateau
2000 Billes sur un Plateau, No. 5 of 8, 1971
Steel balls, steel panel, magnet, electric motor
50 x 50 x 15 cm Private collection, London
© 2005 ProLitteris, Zürich.

Pol Bury work is related to an epoch that asks questions about the topicality of machine and kinetic art, an era that started immediately after the legendary exhibition The Machine held at the Museum of Modern Art in 1968. Pol Bury proved the relevance of kinetics for the development of art from the mid 20th century until today.