Pedro S. de Movellán: Complete Works, 1990-2012

Maxwell Davidson, IV & Charles C. Davidson

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Pedro S. de Movellán is considered one of the world's most well known kinetic sculptors alive today; this is a complete survey of his works from 1990 to 2012. The son of an abstract painter and an architect, de Movellán perfectly balances both of their influences in his own work. Each piece is unique, precisely constructed to be refined and detailed, yet unpredictable in its motion. From the rich mahogany, maple inlays, and leaf-shaped fans of Swiss Movement to the artist's first outdoor sculpture, the eight-foot-tall Lily in polished aluminum and gold leaf to the most recent carbon fiber works weighing mere ounces, included here is every sculpture de Movellán has made throughout his career. The book also features text on de Movellán's various styles and techniques and offers insights on his use of size, shape, material, color, and range of motion. Also included are detailed conceptual sketches and schematics for selected works as well as ephemera marking milestones in his career. For the collector, curator, and fan of kinetic sculpture and contemporary art, this volume serves as a must-have first part to de Movellán's catalogue raisonné.

Size: 9" x 12" | 400 b/w & color photos | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764345654

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Maxwell Davidson, IV is the director and part-owner of the Maxwell Davidson Gallery and is the founder of Davidson Contemporary in New York City. As Pedro S. de Movellán’s dealer for fifteen years, he has developed a close relationship with the artist, and curated and dealt extensively in his work. A graduate of Boston University, where he majored in Art History, Mr. Davidson was a specialist at Christie’s before departing to join the Maxwell Davidson Gallery in 2000. He lives in Larchmont, New York, with his wife Amy, and their four children. Charles C. Davidson is the associate director of Maxwell Davidson Gallery and co-director of Davidson Contemporary. He attended Williams College, where he received a B.A. in English and completed an independent study in kinetic sculpture. He has written for several online outlets and print publications on myriad topics including art, travel, health, and beer. Prior to this, he spent two years as a publicist at Hyperion Books. He lives in New York City.  Maxwell Davidson, IV and Charles C. Davidson are brothers and, respectively, the Director and Associate Director at Maxwell Davidson Gallery where they work with their father, Maxwell Davidson III. Founded in 1968, Maxwell Davidson Gallery has had a unique focus on kinetic sculpture for decades, and has had nine one-man shows for Pedro de Movellán. In addition, they are co-directors of Davidson Contemporary, which exhibits emerging and mid-career artists. The Davidsons are native and lifelong New Yorkers who, along with their father and brother, William, are among the vanguard of ardent New York Football Giants fans.