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Bench (one of a pair)

1975
Sam Maloof (American, 1916–2009)


Object Place: Alta Loma, California, United States

Dimensions

42.54 x 77.47 x 40.64 cm (16 3/4 x 30 1/2 x 16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.119

Medium or Technique

Walnut, rawhide

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Seating and beds

Rectangular bench with round tapered legs, square stretchers on either end. Seat frame rounded corners and edges, projects beyond legs. Frame and crossbars create handles at either end. Woven rawhide seat attached through holes in front and rear rails and in crossbars; knots covered by splines on underside.

Inscription

Inscribed on underside of rear rail: "M O F A BOSTON / Sam Maloof 1975 / NO. 75 / f.A.C.C."

Provenance

1975, commissioned from the artist for the MFA's Please Be Seated program. (Accession date: April 14, 1976)

Credit Line

Purchased through funds donated by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Gillette Corporation

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.