Do you remember Big Bad Dog by Fredrick Prescott? Well, we have just come into possession of an indoor steel kinetic sculpture by the same widely acknowledged artist. Fredrick Prescott is recognized for his high level of technical proficiency combined with the whimsy of his subjects. Movement and surprise are key elements of a Prescott sculpture. The technical construction creates balance, while the spatial planes lend movement. Prescott is constantly recreating himself, yet one can find a common thread throughout his work in the combination of a passion for life and a passion for art. Prescott has exhibited his work internationally in over one hundred one man exhibitions and his work is included in the permanent collections of many important museums.1
Fifth Avenue is an indoor kinetic sculpture measuring 231/4″ x 21″ x 51/2″. The movement is in the Taxi. The cab is propelled by a pendulum, much like a clock, giving the illusion of driving down 5th Avenue. This piece is a typical example of his technical proficiency mixed with his whimsical nature.