Tom Sachs sculpture acquired by the Contemporary

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.

 

Author: Jeanne Claire van Ryzin

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is the arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman. She writes about visual art, theater, dance, music, performance, public art, architecture and just about any combination thereof.

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