Tom Sachs sculpture acquired by the Contemporary

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Tom Sachs, Tower of Power, 2015. Bronze. 144 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. The Contemporary Austin – Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria. Courtesy Tom Sachs Studio. Photograph by Genevieve Hanson.

Adding yet one more piece to its growing collection of outdoor sculpture, the Contemporary Austin has acquired “Tower of Power,” a bronze piece by Tom Sachs, for the museum’s Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria.

Tom Sachs, Tower of Power, 2015. Bronze. 144 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. The Contemporary Austin – Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria. Courtesy Tom Sachs Studio. Photograph by Genevieve Hanson.

Tom Sachs, Tower of Power, 2015. Bronze. 144 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches. The Contemporary Austin – Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park at Laguna Gloria. Courtesy Tom Sachs Studio. Photograph by Genevieve Hanson.

This spring Sachs was the subject of a celebratory solo exhibit “Boombox Retrospective” at the Contemporary.

As part of that showing, several of Sachs’ sculpture were installed at Laguna Gloria.

And thanks to monies from the $9 million grant from the Marcus Foundation that established the sculpture park two years ago, Sachs’ 12-foot tall tower of car batteries cast in bronze is now a part of the permanent collection.

“Tower of Power” joins other acquisitions to the sculpture collection including pieces by Tom Friedman, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Liam Gillick and Marianne Vitale.

 


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