Fred Sandback1943-2003

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

$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.