chunky, rectangular orange textile; two curved, vertical flaps at center separated by swath of long, vertical strands of sisal; three vertical slits on either side of vertical flaps, each with long strands; has wooden header

%C2%A9 Magdalena Abakanowicz

Montana del Fuego, 1986

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Magdalena Abakanowicz worked in a variety of media but she is best known for her largescale

sculptures of headless human figures, and three-dimensional textiles made of course
sisal—a fiber derived from ropes and seldom used in weaving. Montana del Fuego
demonstrates Abakanowicz’s distinctive fusion of weaving and sculpture as a “flat” wall
hanging unexpectedly erupts into voluminous folds and trailing fringe.
Abakanowicz was born in Falenty, Poland in 1930. The enthusiastic reception of her art in
the West had few parallels among her Soviet contemporaries.

Details
Title
Montana del Fuego
Artist Life
1930 - 2017
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2018.16.1
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chunky, rectangular orange textile; two curved, vertical flaps at center separated by swath of long, vertical strands of sisal; three vertical slits on either side of vertical flaps, each with long strands; has wooden header

© Magdalena Abakanowicz

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