Patrick Staff, Weed Killer 2017

Patrick Staff Weed Killer 2017 © the artist

The following works have been acquired as gifts to the Tate collection thanks to the Frieze Tate Fund 2019 to benefit the Tate collection. It is the first time that works have been acquired from both Frieze London and Frieze Masters. The works are:

Jagoda Buić (born 1930)
Orpheus 1972
Wool, sisal and metallic thread
2900 x 1100 mm
Richard Saltoun Gallery, Frieze Masters, G11

Marc Camille Chaimowicz (born 1947)
Folding Screen (Five-Part) 1979
Acrylic paint and hand tinted photographs on wood
Dimensions variable; unfolded 2240 x 1770 x 25 mm
Andrew Kreps Gallery, Frieze London, C3

Patrick Staff (born 1987)
Weed Killer 2017
Single-channel HD video, color, sound
16 min 49 sec, edition 5 of 5, 2 AP
Commonwealth & Council, Frieze London, H7

Paulo Nazareth (born 1977)
Mixed media (pencil, crayon, masking tape and rice paper) on newsprint
Set of 3, 205 x 270; 215 x 27; 215 x 255mm

Stevenson Gallery, Frieze London, G2

It is the fourth year that Endeavor has made available £150,000 for the Fund. The Fund enables Tate to acquire works by emerging and leading international artists at the Fair. To date more than 120 works by over 80 artists have been acquired, many of which can be found on display across Tate’s four galleries by artists including Anna Barriball, Marwan Rechmaoui, Lorna Simpson and Jack Whitten.

The selection panel includes two guest curators: Eugene Tan, Director of the National Gallery of Singapore and Singapore Art Museum and Erin Christovale, Associate Curator of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.

Maria Balshaw, Director, Tate said

“The Frieze Tate Fund has made an important contribution to the national collection of modern and 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.”

Ari Emanuel, CEO, Endeavor said

“We’re proud to support the Frieze Tate Fund once again and ensure that the public can experience the best of new emerging artists.”

For press information and high-resolution images, please contact

Erica Bolton, Bolton & Quinn: +44(0)20 7221 5000 / +44(0)7711 698 186 /

Ruth Findlay, Chief Communications Manager, Tate: +44(0)207 887 4941 / +44(0)7813 655 406 /

About Endeavor

Endeavor is a global entertainment, sports and content company, home to the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences. The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency WME; sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation; marketing and licensing; content development, distribution and sales; event management; and a number of direct-to-consumer offerings.

About Frieze

Frieze is the world’s leading platform for modern and contemporary art for scholars, connoisseurs, collectors and the general public alike. Frieze comprises three magazines—frieze, Frieze Masters Magazine and Frieze Week— and four international art fairs—Frieze London, Frieze Masters, Frieze New York and Frieze Los Angeles. Additionally, Frieze organizes a program of special courses and lectures in London through Frieze Academy.

Frieze was founded in 1991 by Matthew Slotover and Amanda Sharp, with the launch of frieze magazine, the leading international magazine of contemporary art and culture. In 2003, Sharp and Slotover launched Frieze London art fair, which takes place each October in The Regent’s Park, London. In 2012, they launched Frieze New York, which occurs each May in Randall’s Island Park, and Frieze Masters, which coincides with Frieze London in October and is dedicated to art from ancient to modern. In 2018, Frieze announced the launch of Frieze Los Angeles, which opened February 14–17, 2019 at Paramount Pictures Studios, Los Angeles. In 2016 Frieze entered into a strategic partnership with Endeavor, a global entertainment, sports and content company.