Tate Modern Purchases Four New Works Of Art From Frieze

Tate Modern

A Fund, which enables Tate to acquire works by emerging and established artists for the national collection  celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year by purchasing four new works from the Frieze Art Fair. 86 works by 57 significant international artists have been collected since 2003. This year the £150,000 made available by the Fund is the highest ever.

Those selecting the works were: guest selectors Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator of Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, and Franklin Sirmans, Chief Curator of Contemporary Art, LACMA joined by Tate curators Ann Gallagher, Head of Collections, British Art; Frances Morris, Head of Collections, International Art; Tanya Barson, Curator, International Art and Clarrie Wallis, Curator, Contemporary British Art.

The Fund is organised by Outset which was founded in 2003 as a philanthropic organisation dedicated to supporting new art. The charity focuses on raising private funding from its supporters and trustees for public museums, galleries and art projects.
Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate said: “In its tenth year, Frieze continues to be a fair in which we can all make discoveries of emerging and re-emerging artists. This year, the purchases range from rediscoveries such as Fukushima and Whitten, to an artist showing in the first gallery from Africa to be present at the Fair and a younger British painter. We are delighted to be celebrating the10th anniversary of the Fund and we are grateful to Outset for their continuing and very valuable support.”

The following works have been acquired as gifts to the Tate Collection thanks to The Outset /Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate Collection:
Hideko Fukushima (1927-1997)
Ko 8 1963  
Oil on canvas, 96.5 x 96.5 cm
From Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

Nicholas Hlobo (born 1975)
Balindile I 2012
Inner rubber tube, ribbons, canvas, hosepipe, steel, 160 x 50 cm (dimensions variable)
From Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg

Caragh Thuring (born 1972)
Arthur Kennedy 2012
Oil and graphite on linen, 121.9 x 182.9 cm
From Thomas Dane Gallery, London

Jack Whitten (born 1939)
Epsilon Group II 1977
Oil on canvas, 161.3 x 161.3 cm
From Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp
Photo: Nicholas Hlobo  Balindile 2012  Image © ArtLyst 2012

The 2012 Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate Collection is organised and funded by Outset Contemporary Art Fund with support from Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts.