Crocker Art Museum
Timed Auction

Silent Auction 2023

Wed, May 10, 2023 04:00PM EDT - Sun, Jun 4, 2023 04:00PM EDT
Lot 229

DEAN DE COCKER, Bikini Atoll

Estimate: $1,980 - $2,420

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Dean De Cocker
Bikini Atoll
Acrylic paint, metal, powder coat
12 x 31 x 10 in.
Fair market value: $2200

In Dean De Cocker’s works, surfboards, mailboxes, aircraft structures, wings, propellers, heavy machinery, and architectural works are conceptual elements, transformed first into drawings, then into fabricated objects of inner structures and outer coveringsvia techniques of aircraft construction. These finished structures create volumetric enclosures. Like the artists who inspired him, De Cocker employs technologies of the Southern California-based engineering and aerospace industries to develop these sensuous, light-filled sculptures. Suvan Geer appropriately describes his art as, “whimsical, impractical devices--eccentric experiments in lighter-than-air craft or furniture hybridized into non-utility.” Dean DeCocker is also a Professor of Art at California State University, Stanislaus; he is also the Director of the University Art Gallery and the Art Space on Main Gallery. As an artist, he has had 50 solo exhibitions and over 150 group exhibitions.

Overall Dimensions
Height: 12.00
Width: 31.00
Depth: 10.00

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