Forget chocolates – let art be your food of love this Valentine’s Day

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  • Auguste Rodin, 'The Kiss' 1901-4

    Auguste Rodin
    The Kiss 1901-4
    Pentelican marble
    object: 1822 x 1219 x 1530 mm, 3180 kg
    Purchased with assistance from the Art Fund and public contributions 1953

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  • Martin Boyce, 'from 'Our Love is Like the Flowers, the Rain, the Sea and the Hours'' 2002

    Martin Boyce
    from 'Our Love is Like the Flowers, the Rain, the Sea and the Hours' 2002
    Fluorescent tubes, electrical components and powder-coated steel
    overall display dimensions variable
    Purchased 2006 Martin Boyce

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  • Christopher Wool, 'Untitled (You Make Me)' 1997

    Christopher Wool
    Untitled (You Make Me) 1997
    Enamel on aluminium
    support: 2375 x 1827 x 28 mm
    Presented by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of Donald L. Bryant Jr and family in memory of Monique Beudert 2009 Christopher Wool

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  • Eric Gill, 'The Soul and the Bridegroom' 1927

    Eric Gill
    The Soul and the Bridegroom 1927
    Relief print on paper
    image: 79 x 51 mm
    Transferred from the Library 1979

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  • Carel Weight, 'The Rendezvous' 1953

    Carel Weight
    The Rendezvous 1953
    Oil on canvas
    support: 860 x 1110 mm
    Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1953 Tate

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  • Jim Dine, 'Four Hearts' 1969

    Jim Dine
    Four Hearts 1969
    Screenprint on paper
    image: 324 x 318 mm
    Presented by Rose and Chris Prater through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 Jim Dine

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  • Akram Zaatari, 'Bashasha (left) and a friend. Studio Shehrazade, Saida, Lebanon, late 1950s. Hashem el Madani' 2007

    Akram Zaatari
    Bashasha (left) and a friend. Studio Shehrazade, Saida, Lebanon, late 1950s. Hashem el Madani 2007
    Gelatin silver print on paper
    image: 191 x 289 mm
    Presented by Tate International Council 2008 Akram Zaatari, courtesy Hashem el Madani and Arab Image Foundation, Beirut

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  • Marc Chagall, 'Bouquet with Flying Lovers' circa 1934-47

    Marc Chagall
    Bouquet with Flying Lovers circa 1934-47
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1305 x 975 x 23 mm frame: 1545 x 1215 x 126 mm
    Purchased 1948 ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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  • Man Ray, 'Indestructible Object' 1923, remade 1933, editioned replica 1965

    Man Ray
    Indestructible Object 1923, remade 1933, editioned replica 1965
    Wooden metronome and photograph
    unconfirmed: 215 x 110 x 115 mm
    Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 2000 Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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  • David Hockney, 'The Beginning' 1966

    David Hockney
    The Beginning 1966
    Etching and aquatint on paper
    image: 345 x 223 mm
    Purchased 1992 David Hockney 2010

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  • Jeff Koons, 'Made in Heaven' 1989

    Jeff Koons
    Made in Heaven 1989
    Lithograph billboard
    support: 3145 x 6910 x 5.5 mm
    ARTIST ROOMS Acquired jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008 Jeff Koons

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  • Harry Holland, 'Lovers' 1982

    Harry Holland
    Lovers 1982
    Lithograph on paper
    image: 136 x 115 mm
    Purchased 1983 Harry Holland

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  • John William Waterhouse, 'The Lady of Shalott' 1888

    John William Waterhouse
    The Lady of Shalott 1888
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1530 x 2000 mm frame: 2000 x 2460 x 230 mm
    Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894

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