Fred Sandback - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Cologne, Galerie Rolf Ricke, Fred Sandback, January 10 - February 11, 1992
    Boston, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Fred Sandback, Richard Serra, December 5, 1992 - January 13, 1993
    Boston, Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Crafty, September 5 - October 14, 2006, p. 53 (illustrated, p. 52)
    New York, Barbara Mathes Gallery, According to Plan, October 10 - December 21, 2013

  • Artist Biography

    Fred Sandback

    American • 1943 - 2003

    There is more than meets the eye with the work of Fred Sandback. Employing a particularly unique material, acrylic yarn, the artist created architectural works by attaching yarn to surfaces and stretching it taut from floor to ceiling. The open space and surprising dimensions achieved by his pieces allow viewers to interact with them and complete them with their own imagination.

    By studying alongside such fellow Minimalists as Robert Morris and Donald Judd, Sandback developed the conceptual, uncluttered method for which he is known.

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pink acrylic yarn
62 3/4 x 76 x 78 1/2 in. (159.4 x 193 x 199.4 cm.)
Executed in 1992, this work is unique and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity provided by the Estate, registered under Fred Sandback Estate Number 2139.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $62,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 16 May 2018