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Monica von Eschenbach

1965, Eschenbach, Germany

 

Greta, 2021

Photography, collage, 29,6 x 21,3 cm

Acquisition: Gift by the artist

Reference: 05298

1928, Hartford,USA – 2007, New York, USA

 

Straight lines in four directions and all their possible combinations, 1973

Etching on paper, full set of 15, 26.7 x 26.7 cm each

Edition of 25 copies with 10 AP, Publisher: Parasol Press, Ltd., New York, Printer: Crown Point Press, Oakland; inscription on the back of the print: Lewit S

Acquisition: Gift

Reference: from 03154 to 03169 (03157)

 

Biography

Solomon “Sol” LeWitt was an American artist linked to various movements, including conceptual art and minimalism. LeWitt came to fame in the late 1960s with his wall drawings and “structures” (a term he preferred instead of “sculptures”) but was prolific in a wide range of media including drawing, printmaking, photography, painting, installation, and artist’s books. He has been the subject of hundreds of solo exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world since 1965. The first biography of the artist, Sol LeWitt: A Life of Ideas, by Lary Bloom, was published by Wesleyan University Press in the spring of 2019

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Kent, United Kingdom

 

Seeds of Change2019

Intstallation: wood, metal, ultraviolet lighting, glass, soil, green roof, substrate and capillary matting, wildflowers and printed veiles

Acquisition: Gift by the artist

Reference: 05278

 

Dan Turner is an artist and educator from London, a Romani born in Kent. Dan trained at St Martins School of Art where he completed a BA Honours in Fine Art (Sculpture). He works across mediums including sculpture, video and painting .

Dan’s practice explores the interaction between Romany and mainstream culture through themes of commercial interchange in Romani life.

He is interested in how human life can be defined and archived through the objects that are made and how these objects communicate across timelines through a shared ‘material’ culture and how they articulate that culture to a wider audience, This is particularly in relation to the Romany community. He sees his art as a reclamation of public space – where once there was a visible Romani presence now there is an absence. He believes there is a need to reset the transactional balance between Traveller and non Traveller, establish dialogue and alter entrenched attitudes.

By using Transactional Objects which have significance across both cultures, Turner examines how Gypsy, Roma and Traveller cultures meet and interact with the dominant culture. Working with migration maps of Roma diasporas and using traditional crafts and occupations such as herbalism, peg and wooden flower making and fortune telling Turner re- imagines Roma past, present and future to challenge mainstream culture’s view of our Roma identities.

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1898, Lawton, United States  – 1976, New York, United States

 

Red Polygon, 1961

Metal, red flat oil paint

Mobile sculpture with variable dimensions

Acquisition: Donated by the artist, 1964

Reference: 00999

 

In 1964 Boris Petkovski, the first director of the MoCA Skopje, addressed Calder, and in the letter, he stated a request to receive his work as a gift to newly established Museum of Contemporary Art. The answer came promptly and included in it was the artist’s wish to meet and choose the work in person. At their meeting in Calder’s atelier in Saché, village in France, Calder’s decision was to donate one of his mobiles. Additionally, surprised by the modesty of Boris Petkovski, the artist decided to donate another work, a gouache which he dedicated to the city of Skopje.

Biography

Alexander Calder (July 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976) was an American sculptor known both for his innovative mobiles (kinetic sculptures powered by motors or air currents) that embrace chance in their aesthetic, his static “stabiles”, and his monumental public sculptures. Calder preferred not to analyze his work, saying, “Theories may be all very well for the artist himself, but they shouldn’t be broadcast to other people.”

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1915, Citta di Castello, Italy – 1995, Nice, France

 

White S – 64, 1964

Mixed media on Masonite, 38 x 92 cm

Acquisition: Donation, 1966

Reference: 01078

 

Burri’s arrangement with the National Committee for Fine Arts in Rome, and especially good relations with gallery owner and painter Mario Penelope, concluded in receiving Buri’s painting. Onward communication with the artist was continued via mail.

Biography

Alberto Burri (12 March 1915 – 13 February 1995) was an Italian visual artist, painter, sculptor, and physician based in Città di Castello. He is associated with the matterism of the European informal art movement and described his style as a polymaterialist. He had connections with Lucio Fontana’s spatialism and, with Antoni Tàpies, an influence on the revival of the art of post-war assembly in America (Robert Rauschenberg) as in Europe.

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1927, New York, USA

 

Portrait of a Poet, Kenneth Koch, 1970

Lithograph on paper, 760 х 560 mm

Edition: 170 / 200; inscription: b.l. Alex Katz; b.r. 170/200

Acquisition: Donation

Reference: 02872

 

Biography:

Alex Katz (born July 24, 1927) is an American figurative artist known for his paintings, sculptures, and prints.

Katz’s paintings are divided almost equally into the genres of portraiture and landscape. Since the 1960s he has painted views of New York (especially his immediate surroundings in Soho) and landscapes of Maine, where he spends several months every year, as well as portraits of family members, artists, writers and New York society protagonists. His paintings are defined by their flatness of colour and form, their economy of line, and their cool but seductive emotional detachment. A key source of inspiration is the woodcuts produced by Japanese artist Kitagawa Utamaro.

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1933, Modena, Italy

 

Italian Landscape 2, 1975

Color photography on paper, 24 x 36cm

Edition: inscribed b.l. Italian Landscape; b.r. Franco Fontana 75

Acquisition: Donation by the artist

Reference: 03080

1909, Stockholm, Sweden – 1987, Grasse, France

 

Mountain Wall – Print No. 4, 1963

Lithograph on paper, 76 х 57 cm

Edition: a.p.; inscription b.l. epr.d’artiste; b.r. A.E.Bergman; on the back: lithographie No.4 “Mur de montagne”

Acquisition: Donation by the artist

Reference no.: 00561

 

Biography

Anna-Eva Bergman (29 May 1909 – 24 July 1987) was a Norwegian abstract expressionist artist. She was a modernist artist and part of the School of Paris. Her abstract paintings were often inspired by nature and based on abstracted motifs.

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1936, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

Blue Painting 2, 1969

Oil on canvas, 138 x 200 cm

Acquisition: Donation

Reference: 01824

 

Biography

Radomir Damnjanović Damnjan (Serbian Cyrillic: Радомир Дамњановић Дамњан, Mostar, 10 December 1935) is a Serbian painter and conceptual artist. He lives and works in Milan and Belgrade. (…) Damnjan deals with painting, drawing, graphics, photography, film, video and performance. During the sixties, early in his career, Damnjan the painter symbolic, abstract and minimal features. Since the seventies he used to the new media – video, photography and performance, while the painting closer to its analytical stream. At the turn of the ninth decade of the last century, the theme turns Damnjan ‘still life’ and ‘(self)portraits’ which implements a floor or wall installations painted in the spirit of postmodern citation as ‘new pointillism’.

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1936, Madrid, Spain

 

A Couple, 1965

oil on masonite board, 80 x 100 cm

Acquisition: Donated by the artist

Reference: 01357