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  • Bryan Wynter, 'Mars Ascends' 1956

    Bryan Wynter
    Mars Ascends 1956
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1527 x 1013 mm frame: 1542 x 1034 x 48 mm
    Presented by Fello Atkinson 1981 The estate of Bryan Wynter

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  • Jean Arp (Hans Arp), 'Constellation According to the Laws of Chance' circa 1930

    Jean Arp (Hans Arp)
    Constellation According to the Laws of Chance circa 1930
    Painted wood
    object: 549 x 698 mm frame: 772 x 910 x 100 mm
    Bequeathed by E.C. Gregory 1959 DACS, 2002

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  • Lucio Fontana, 'Spatial Concept' 1949-50

    Lucio Fontana
    Spatial Concept 1949-50
    Canvas
    unconfirmed: 550 x 846 mm frame: 754 x 1047 x 56 mm
    Purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1985 Fondazione Lucio Fontana, Milan

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  • Robert Adams, 'Space Construction with a Spiral' 1950

    Robert Adams
    Space Construction with a Spiral 1950
    Steel wire and wood
    object: 940 x 420 x 410 mm
    Purchased 1995 The estate of Robert Adams

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  • Joan Miró, 'Constellations' 1959

    Joan Mir
    Constellations 1959
    Intaglio print on paper
    image: 277 x 195 mm
    Purchased 1986 Succession Miro/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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  • Ian Hamilton Finlay, 'Star/Steer' 1966

    Ian Hamilton Finlay
    Star/Steer 1966
    Screenprint on paper
    image: 571 x 444 mm
    Purchased 1981 The estate of Ian Hamilton Finlay

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  • Allan D'Arcangelo, 'Constellation III' 1971

    Allan D'Arcangelo
    Constellation III 1971
    Screenprint on paper
    image: 661 x 660 mm
    Presented by Rose and Chris Prater through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 DACS, London/VAGA, New York 2006

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  • Victor Pasmore, 'The Plough and the Stars' 1974

    Victor Pasmore
    The Plough and the Stars 1974
    Intaglio print on paper
    image: 381 x 384 mm
    Presented by Marlborough Graphics through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 Tate

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  • Victor Pasmore, 'Earth from Space' 1979

    Victor Pasmore
    Earth from Space 1979
    Screenprint on paper
    image: 533 x 940 mm
    Presented by Rose and Chris Prater 1979 Tate

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  • John Murphy, 'Investigations of a Dog (Pictor)' 1984-96

    John Murphy
    Investigations of a Dog (Pictor) 1984-96
    Oil on canvas
    support: 2650 x 1990 mm
    Purchased 1997 John Murphy

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  • Vija Celmins, 'Night Sky Woodcut' 1997

    Vija Celmins
    Night Sky Woodcut 1997
    Woodcut printed on Kozo-Gampi paper mounted on Fabriano Tiepolo paper
    image: 220 x 245 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 Vija Celmins

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  • Richard Hamilton, 'The heaventree of stars' 1998

    Richard Hamilton
    The heaventree of stars 1998
    Inkjet print on paper
    image: 530 x 375 mm
    Purchased 1999 The estate of Richard Hamilton

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  • Anselm Kiefer, 'Cette obscure clarté qui tombe des étoiles' 1999

    Anselm Kiefer
    Cette obscure clart qui tombe des toiles 1999
    Two-part installation: painting: acrylic, oil, emulsion, shellac, glass, earth, sand and paper on canvas; and sculpture: lead, iron and mixed media.
    support: 4700 x 4000 mm object: 3400 x 1650 x 1100 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 Anselm Kiefer

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  • Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, '2. Will Man Outgrow the Earth ?' 1972

    Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
    2. Will Man Outgrow the Earth ? 1972
    Screenprint, lithograph and mixed media on paper
    support: 321 x 242 mm
    Presented by the artist 1972 The Estate of Eduardo Paolozzi

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