In pictures proudly presents some of the works by black artists that enrich our collection

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  • Aubrey Williams, 'Shostakovitch 3rd Symphony Opus 20' 1981

    Aubrey Williams
    Shostakovitch 3rd Symphony Opus 20 1981
    Oil on canvas
    unconfirmed: 1320 x 2030 mm
    Purchased 1993 The estate of Aubrey Williams

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  • Keith Piper, 'Go West Young Man' 1987

    Keith Piper
    Go West Young Man 1987
    Photograph on paper mounted on board
    in fourteen parts, each: 840 x 560 mm
    Purchased 2008 Keith Piper

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  • Lubaina Himid, 'Between the Two my Heart is Balanced' 1991

    Lubaina Himid
    Between the Two my Heart is Balanced 1991
    Acrylic on canvas
    support: 1218 x 1524 x 27 mm
    Presented by the Patrons of New Art (Special Purchase Fund) through the Tate Gallery Foundation 1995 Lubaina Himid

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  • Frank Bowling, 'Mirror' 1966

    Frank Bowling
    Mirror 1966
    Oil paint on canvas
    unconfirmed: 3500 x 2500 mm
    Lent from the artist 2010

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  • Ronald Moody Johanaan 1936

    Ronald Moody
    Johanaan 1936

    Tate
    © The estate of Ronald Moody

  • Rasheed Araeen, 'Rang Baranga' 1969

    Rasheed Araeen
    Rang Baranga 1969
    Wood and paint
    1820 x 610 x 460 mm
    Presented by Tate Members 2007 Rasheed Araeen

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  • Donald Rodney, 'In the House of My Father' 1996-7

    Donald Rodney
    In the House of My Father 1996-7
    Colour photograph on paper on aluminium
    image: 1220 x 1530 mm
    Presented by the Patrons of New Art (Special Purchase Fund) 2001 The estate of Donald Rodney

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  • Veronica Ryan, 'Relics in the Pillow of Dreams' 1985

    Veronica Ryan
    Relics in the Pillow of Dreams 1985
    Plaster and bronze
    unconfirmed: 255 x 900 x 900 mm
    Presented by Charles Saatchi 1992 Veronica Ryan

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  • Sonia Boyce, 'From Tarzan to Rambo: English Born 'Native' Considers her Relationship to the Constructed/Self Image and her Roots in Reconstruction' 1987

    Sonia Boyce
    From Tarzan to Rambo: English Born 'Native' Considers her Relationship to the Constructed/Self Image and her Roots in Reconstruction 1987
    Photograph and mixed media
    support: 1240 x 3590 mm
    Purchased 1987 Sonia Boyce

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  • Hurvin Anderson, 'Jersey' 2008

    Hurvin Anderson
    Jersey 2008
    Oil on canvas
    support: 2800 x 2500 mm
    Purchased using funds provided by the 2008 Outset / Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate Collection 2009 Hurvin Anderson

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  • Chris Ofili, '[no title]' 1999-2000

    Chris Ofili
    [no title] 1999-2000
    Etching, aquatint and drypoint on paper
    unconfirmed: 260 x 210 mm
    Purchased 2000 Courtesy Chris Ofili - Afroco and Victoria Miro Gallery

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  • Lynette Yiadom-Boakye 10pm Saturday 2012

    Lynette Yiadom-Boakye
    10pm Saturday 2012
    Oil paint on canvas
    support: 2000 x 1300 mm
    Presented by Tate Members 2012

    © Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

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