Bench (one of a pair)
Sam Maloof (American, 1916–2009)
Object Place: Alta Loma, California, United States
42.54 x 77.47 x 40.64 cm (16 3/4 x 30 1/2 x 16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
Inscribed on underside of rear rail: "M O F A BOSTON / Sam Maloof 1975 / NO. 75 / f.A.C.C."
1975, commissioned from the artist for the MFA's Please Be Seated program. (Accession date: April 14, 1976)
Purchased through funds donated by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Gillette Corporation
Reproduced with permission.