It’s time for those new year’s resolutions folks! Is yours to get more organised? To eat better? To give more to charity? Or maybe to spend more time with family and friends and strike that work/life balance?

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  • R.B. Kitaj, '(18) Towards a Better Life' 1969-70

    R.B. Kitaj
    (18) Towards a Better Life 1969-70
    Screenprint on paper
    image: 456 x 379 mm
    Presented by Rose and Chris Prater through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 The estate of R. B. Kitaj

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  • Augustus Leopold Egg, 'Past and Present, No. 3' 1858

    Augustus Leopold Egg
    Past and Present, No. 3 1858
    Oil on canvas
    support: 635 x 762 mm frame: 781 x 925 x 90 mm
    Presented by Sir Alec and Lady Martin in memory of their daughter Nora 1918

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  • Sarah Lucas, 'Eating a Banana' 1990

    Sarah Lucas
    Eating a Banana 1990
    Inkjet print on paper
    image: 539 x 596 mm support: 565 x 760 mm frame: 650 x 910 x 33 mm
    Purchased 2001 Sarah Lucas

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  • Adam Chodzko, 'Better Scenery' 1999

    Adam Chodzko
    Better Scenery 1999
    Colour photographs on paper
    support, each: 507 x 760 mm
    Purchased 2001 Adam Chodzko

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  • Thomas Stothard, 'Fortune Distributing Coins' date not known

    Thomas Stothard
    Fortune Distributing Coins date not known
    Engraving on paper
    image: 153 x 108 mm
    Purchased as part of the Opp Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996

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  • Jamie Reid, 'Work and Play' 1972

    Jamie Reid
    Work and Play 1972
    Ink, gouache, Letraset and paper collage on medium weight paper
    support: 710 x 508 mm
    Presented by Tate Members 2009 Jamie Reid, courtesy Isis Gallery, London

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  • Julian Trevelyan, 'Love and Friendship' 1932

    Julian Trevelyan
    Love and Friendship 1932
    Intaglio print on paper
    image: 179 x 236 mm
    Presented by Mrs Mary Trevelyan, the artist's widow 1989 The estate of Julian Trevelyan

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  • William Roberts, 'Athletes Exercising in a Gymnasium' 1920

    William Roberts
    Athletes Exercising in a Gymnasium 1920
    Pen, watercolour and pencil on paper
    support: 451 x 359 mm
    Purchased 1960 The estate of William Roberts

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  • Henry Moore OM, CH, 'Feet on Holiday I' 1979

    Henry Moore OM, CH
    Feet on Holiday I 1979
    Lithograph on paper
    image: 210 x 257 mm
    Presented by the Henry Moore Foundation 1982 The Henry Moore Foundation. This image must not be reproduced or altered without prior consent from the Henry Moore Foundation.

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  • Henry Tonks, 'Charity Organization Society' date not known

    Henry Tonks
    Charity Organization Society date not known
    Pencil, watercolour and pen and ink on paper
    support: 259 x 377 mm
    Purchased as part of the Opp Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996

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  • Pierre Huyghe, 'One Year Celebration' 2006

    Pierre Huyghe
    One Year Celebration 2006
    48 black and white screenprints on white paper with yellow verso
    support, each: 1182 x 832 mm overall display dimensions variable
    Presented by the artist 2006 Pierre Huyghe One Year Celebration (Detail) 15 of 48 posters Theentire collection ofposters (only 15 of which are depicted here) present the 48 proposals for a celebration by the personalities invited by Pierre Huyghe named below: Boris Achour, Doug Aitken, Julieta Aranda, John Baldessari, Olivier Bardin, Jerme Bel, Tatiana Bilbao and Julio Amezcua, Pash Buzari,Claude Closky, Tacita Dean, Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson, Olafur Eliasson, Paul Elliman, Hu Fang, Yona Friedman, Marc Ganzglass, Liam Gillick & Gabriel Kuri, Piero Golia, Robert Filliou, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Dan Graham, Marine Hugonnier, Koo Jeong- A, Pierre Joseph, Agnieskaa Kurant, Matthieu Laurette, Emily Mast and Carly Busta, Enzo Mari, Jeremy Millar, Aleksandra Mir, Maurizio Nannucci, Melik Ohanian, Pratchaya Phinthong, Franois Roche, Anri Sala, Shimabuku, Catherine Temerson & Israel Rosenfield, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Frederic Tuten, Hans Ulrich Obrist , Anton Vidokle, Lawrence Weiner.

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  • Edward Ruscha, 'HOPE' 1998

    Edward Ruscha
    HOPE 1998
    Acrylic on paper
    support: 1016 x 1524 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 Edward Ruscha

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Here’s hoping that this In pictures will inspire you toward a better life while you sit down and reflect on past and present and plan for that ideal future.

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