$5,000 toward the acquisition of the 1974 yarn sculpture Untitled for the museum’s permanent collection, overseen by museum curator Stephanie Hanor. Born in Bronxville, NY, Sandback studied sculpture at Yale University School of Art and Architecture and had his first solo shows in Germany in 1968. By tacking yarn to points on the wall, ceiling and floor, Sandback created subtle site-specific sculptures that describe geometric planes in space and command a significant presence despite their nearly immaterial nature.
$20,000 to document and catalogue the work of the sculptor as well as to create a related installation manual, organized by Dia director Michael Govan, curator Lynne Cooke, and estate director Amy Baker Sandback. A long time supporter of Sandback’s work, Dia mounted two exhibitions during the 1980s and 1990s and permanently displays his signature work at Dia:Beacon. In addition to his yarn pieces, Sandback also created metal sculptures and works on paper.