Press Release

Tate acquires new works at Frieze thanks to fund supported by Endeavor

The following works have been acquired as gifts to the Tate collection thanks to the 2017 Frieze Tate Fund to benefit the Tate collection:

Dorothy Iannone (born 1933, Boston, USA)
Wiggle Your Ass For Me 1970
Acrylic on canvas, mounted on canvas
1900 x 1500 mm
From Air de Paris, Paris

Mary Beth Edelson (born 1933, Indiana, USA)
Selected Wall Collages 1972-2011
Ink, marker and paper mounted on canvas
Dimensions variable
From David Lewis, New York

Hannah Black (born 1981, Manchester, UK)
Intensive Care/Hot New Track 2013
HD colour video with sound, DVD and file on USB : 5 minutes 36 seconds
Edition 1 of 3
From Arcadia Missa, London

Lawrence Abu Hamdan (born 1985, Jordan)
Earshot (installation including the video Rubber Coated Steel) 2016
Video (Rubber Coated Steel 2016), loudspeakers, c-type prints on Kodak metallic paper mounted onto rebounded foam
Video, HD, Sound, 21 minutes 47 seconds
Installation: dimensions variable
C-type prints on Kodak metallic paper mounted onto rebounded foam: 500 x 1250 x 20 mm each
Edition 2 of 2 AP
From Maureen Paley, London

This year, £150,000 has been made available for the Fund, supported for the second time by Endeavor (formally WME | IMG). The Fund enables Tate to acquire works by emerging and leading international artists at the Fair. To date, more than 100 works have been acquired, many of which are currently on show in the inaugural display in the new Tate Modern.

The selection panel includes two guest curators: Adriano Pedrosa (Artistic Director, Museu de Arte de São Paulo) and Elena Filipovic (Director, Kunsthalle Basel) working with Tate Curators Clarrie Wallis, Andrea Lissoni, Elsa Coustou and Fiontan Moran.

Maria Balshaw, Director, Tate said:

The Frieze Tate Fund has made an important contribution to the national collection of contemporary art at Tate. We are once again excited to be able to select work from Frieze so that a broad public at Tate can experience new art as it emerges. We are extremely grateful both to Endeavor and to Frieze for their support.

NOTES TO EDITORS

About Endeavor

Endeavor, formerly WME | IMG, is a global leader in sports, entertainment and fashion operating in more than 30 countries. Named one of Fortune’s 25 Most Important Private Companies, Endeavor is the parent of a number of subsidiaries with leadership positions in their respective industries, including WME, IMG and UFC. Collectively, Endeavor specializes in talent representation and management; brand strategy, activation and licensing; media sales and distribution; and event management.

About Frieze

Frieze is a media and events company that comprises four publications, frieze magazine, frieze d/e, Frieze Masters Magazine and Frieze Week; and three international art fairs, Frieze London, Frieze New York and Frieze Masters; and frieze.com - the definitive resource for contemporary art and culture.

Frieze was founded in 1991 by Amanda Sharp, Matthew Slotover and Tom Gidley with the launch of frieze magazine, a leading magazine of contemporary art and culture. Sharp and Slotover established Frieze London in 2003, one of the world’s most influential contemporary art fairs which takes place each October in The Regent’s Park, London. In 2012, Frieze launched Frieze New York taking place in May; and Frieze Masters, which coincides with Frieze London in October and is dedicated to art from ancient to modern.

IMAGES AND PRESS REQUESTS

Press Enquiries:
Erica Bolton, Bolton & Quinn
T: 020 7221 5000, E: erica@boltonquinn.com

Helen Beeckmans, Director of Communications, Tate
T: 020 7887 4940, E: helen.beeckmans@tate.org.uk

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