The Tate has received a gift of works that will enhance the museum’s collection of 20th-century British art, director Nicholas Serota said today.
The donation by philanthropists Mercedes and Ian Stoutzker includes paintings by Lucian Freud and David Hockney. The Tate didn’t place a value on the works, which Serota said will go on show in London at Tate Britain later this year.
“Gifts and bequests from major collectors are the foundation of the national collection,” Serota said in an e-mailed release. “The Stoutzkers have added exemplary individual paintings by two generations of British artists and have greatly enriched the national collection of art after 1960.”
Stoutzker, 83, worked for Samuel Montagu from 1952-56 and A Keyser & Co. in 1956-75, before becoming chairman of London Interstate Bank, and Dawnay Day International to 2000, according to Debrett’s. Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art.
The works are: Hurvin Anderson, “Maracus 111” 2004 Peter Doig, “Untitled (Snow Scene)” 2001-02 Jacob Epstein, “Lucian Freud” 1947 Lucian Freud, “Girl in a Striped Dress, or Celia” 1983-85 David Hockney, “Savings and Loan Building” 1966 RB Kitaj, “Synchromy “With FB General of Hot Desire” 1968-69 George Shaw, “Ash Wednesday” 2004-05 Conrad Shawcross, “Maquette for Continuum” 2004 Rachel Whiteread, “Maquette for Trafalgar Square Plinth” 1999
(Richard Vines writes for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News.)
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