A group of pre-eminent works of British art, donated to Tate by Mercedes and Ian Stoutzker, have gone on show at Tate Britain.
Hurvin Anderson, Maracus 111 2004, 1600 x 2430 mm
Peter Doig, Untitled (snow scene) 2001–2, 1850 x 1980 mm
Jacob Epstein, Lucian Freud 1947
Lucian Freud, Girl in a Striped dress, or Celia 1983–5, 315 x 256 mm
David Hockney, Savings and Loan Building 1966, 1830 x 1220 mm
R.B. Kitaj, Synchromy with FB General of Hot Desire 1968–9, each panel 1524 x 915 mm
George Shaw, Ash Wednesday 2004–5, 910 x 1210 mm
Conrad Shawcross, Maquette for Continuum, 2004, 550 x 1340 x 1340 mm
Rachel Whiteread, Maquette for Trafalgar Square Plinth 1999, 900 x 515 x 240 mm (edition of 15)
This is a major gift to the Tate collection of works which will significantly enhance key areas in Tate’s representation of twentieth-century British art.
Nicholas Serota said:
Gifts and bequests from major collectors are the foundation of the national collection of modern and contemporary art. Successive generations, from Henry Tate and Frank Stoop to Alistair McAlpine, Anthony d’Offay, Simon Sainsbury and Janet Wolfson de Botton have generously given works to Tate for the benefit of the public. Now, Ian and Mercedes Stoutzker join this group of distinguished benefactors. In offering a gift of nine important works, the Stoutzkers have added exemplary individual paintings by two generations of British artists and have greatly enriched the national collection of art after 1960.