Ree Morton1936-1977

Museum of Contemporary Art
Los Angeles, CA

$15,000 toward the acquisition of the 1975 sculpture, Coil Piece, for the Museum’s permanent collection. Ree Morton created her art in New York and California in a relatively short period from 1971 to 1977. Unorthodox in both form and material, her work has been described as being situated between the disciplines of painting and sculpture. Coil Piece is one of her floor sculptures, brightly colored and hand-crafted, made of wire and celastic, a clay-like plastic material.