Fred Sandback

Untitled

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About this artwork

Untitled, 1971, is a sculpture composed of two parallel horizontal lines of elastic cord, stretched across the corner of a room. The front cord is painted beige, the rear cord blue. Beginning in the late 1960s, Sandback focused on the placement of single strands of material (like steel and elastic cord and later acrylic yarn) within interior rooms to create shapes that fluctuate between lines and structures. His works need the walls, floor or ceiling simply to exist as sculpture. Some principal characteristics of sculpture, such as weight and mass, are absent. Instead, there are lines in space, materialised as pure colour. 

Published September 2020

  • artist:
    Fred SandbackAmerican (1943 - 2003)
  • title:
    Untitled
  • date created:
    1971
  • materials:
    Acrylic paint on elastic cord
  • measurements:
    137.20 x 243.80 x 243.80 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Accepted under the Cultural Gifts Scheme by H.M. Government from Professor Charles Raab on behalf of himself and his wife, Professor Gillian Raab, and allocated to National Galleries Scotland, 2020
  • accession number:
    GMA 5724
  • gallery:
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Fred Sandback

Fred Sandback