Fred Sandback

Text by Pamela M. Lee. Interview with Fred Sandback by Kimberly Davenport

Fred Sandback was published on the occasion of concurrent exhibitions featuring the artist’s sculptures and drawings at David Zwirner and Zwirner & Wirth, New York, in 2006-2007. This extensive monograph presents Sandback’s work from the 1960s and 70s, including a selection of his earliest sculptures made with metal and elastic cord, wall reliefs, and large-scale sculptures as well as a rare group of the artist’s Conceptual Constructions from 1969, which are sculptures of typed text. It also includes an extensive selection of drawings spanning four decades of the artist’s career. Comprising 58 plates, this fully illustrated catalogue includes an essay by art historian Pamela M. Lee and an interview with the artist by curator Kimberly Davenport.


Publisher: Zwirner & Wirth

Artists: Fred Sandback

Contributors: Kimberly Davenport, Pamela Lee

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Dimensions: 10 x 12 in (25.4 x 30.5 cm)

Pages: 141

Reproductions: 65 color

ISBN: 9780977356850

Retail: $80 US & Canada | £50 | €68

Status: Available

Fred Sandback

Fred Sandback (1943–2003) was an American artist known for sculptures that outlined planes and volumes in space. Though he employed metal wire and elastic cord early in his career, the artist soon dispensed with mass and weight by using acrylic yarn to create works that address their physical surroundings, the “pedestrian space,” as Sandback called it, of everyday life. By stretching lengths of yarn horizontally, vertically, or diagonally at different scales and in varied configurations, the artist developed a singular body of work that elaborated on the phenomenological experience of space and volume with unwavering consistency and ingenuity.

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