ABOUT THE BOOK
Known for sculptures that outline planes and volumes in space, American artist Fred Sandback’s (1943–2003) work is informed by a minimalist artistic vocabulary. Though Sandback employed metal wire and elastic cord in his earliest works, the artist soon dispensed with these materials and began using acrylic yarn to create sculptures that produced perceptual illusions while addressing their physical surroundings [the “pedestrian space,” as Sandback called it, of everyday life]. Throughout the course of his career, yarn would enable the artist to elaborate on the phenomenological experience of space and volumes with unwavering consistency and ingenuity.
This publication presents significant works from five decades of the artist’s career and also includes a fully illustrated chronology with selected biography and bibliography material from 1968 to 2008.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Fred Sandback’s work has been exhibited internationally since the late 1960s. His first one-person exhibitions were held at Galerie Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, and Galerie Heiner Friedrich, Munich, both in 1968, while the artist was still a graduate student pursuing his MFA at the Yale School of Art and Architecture. His work is on permanent display at Dia:Beacon, New York, and was the subject of an extensive survey exhibition organized in 2005 by the Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz (which traveled to the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh and the Neue Galerie am Joanneum, Graz in 2006). His work is represented in major museum collections in Europe and the United States.