"Double L Excentric Gyratory"

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1982
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This kinetic stainless steel sculpture was given as a gift to the City of San Francisco and dedicated by the San Francisco Arts Commission on May 15, 1997. Its inscription reads, “A gift from an immigrant Carl Djerassi to his adopted city."

There are additional versions of this sculpture in Sacramento and New York City.

Beginning in the early-1950s, artist George Rickey shifted his focus from painting to sculpture and began creating large-scale kinetic forms. In these Rickey combined his love of engineering and mechanics, designing sculptures whose metal parts moved in response to the slightest air currents despite the fact that they were often very large, sometimes weighing tons. Rickey was inspired by David Smith's graceful, yet solid, cubic forms, and Alexander Calder’s mobiles.

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Carl Djerassi
Location

Outside the San Francisco Public Library at Larkin and Fulton Streets

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