Rocking Machine

Sculpture by Herman Makkink


This kinetic work was made by Makkink in 1969, in his London studio at St Katharine's Docks. It gained iconic status after being discovered by director Stanley Kubrick who gave it a central role in his movie 'A Clockwork Orange' (1971) along with another Herman Makkink multiple, Christ Unltd. The Herman Makkink Estate holds the copyrights for the original work and has now developed a new official edition of the Rocking Machine from the original mold in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.



Herman Makkink with The Rocking Machine in his studio
Herman Makkink Rocking Machine by Fiona Makkink
Movie stills 'A Clockwork Orange' by Stanley Kubrick, 1971

The history timeline of The Rocking Machine

Quick GIF preview of scene from 'A Clockwork Orange' by Stanley Kubrick, 1971




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Fiona Makkink