NYC Tuesday 4 May 9 pm: At the Second Artists Dinner in New York tonight, hosted by the American Patrons of Tate, Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate, announced that a group of major works by leading American artists had been donated to Tate:

David Salle  Calm Down In a Diary (Triptych) 1982 – gift of Douglas S Cramer
Haim Steinbach Untitled (Locks, Friar, Sister) 1987 – gift of Douglas S Cramer
Agnes Martin Untitled #5 1991 – gift of Arne and Millie Glimcher in honour of Anthony d’Offay and ARTIST ROOMS

Sir Nicholas also announced that more than $750,000 had been raised towards the acquisition of works by contemporary artists from North and South America for Tate Collection.

The Artists Dinner was chaired by Glenda Bailey (editor-in-chief, Harper’s Bazaar) and Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild (chair, American Patrons of Tate) and included a special live performance by Patti Smith.

The evening celebrated senior artists from North and South America, including:

Marina Abramovic, John Baldessari, Matthew Barney, Lynda Benglis, Mark Bradford, Cecily Brown, Luis Camnitzer, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, John Chamberlain, Christo, John Currin, Stan Douglas, Rachel Feinstein, Ellen Gallagher, Carlos Garaicoa,  Liam Gillick, Robert Gober, Nan Goldin, Roni Horn, Joan Jonas, Ellsworth Kelly, Louise Lawler, Cildo Meireles, Robert Morris, Sarah Morris, James Rosenquist, David Salle, Richard Smith, Rudolf Stingel, Richard Tuttle and Christopher Williams.

The American Patrons of Tate is an independent charity based in New York to raise support for Tate from individuals, foundations, and corporations in the US. Since 1999, the charity has raised over $100 million in cash and art donations.

The Artists Dinner was supported with in kind sponsorship from Harper’s Bazaar, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Coty and Post-it.

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