Tate acquires works from Focus, Sex Work and main section of Frieze London

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Hannah Black, Mary Beth Edelson and Dorothy Iannone selected by jury

Four works were acquired today at Frieze London as gifts to the Tate collection via the Frieze Tate Fund, supported by WME | IMG.

The works were acquired from galleries in Focus (Hannah Black at Arcadia Missa) and Sex Work (Mary Beth Edelson at David Lewis and Dorothy Iannone at Air de Paris) as well the main gallery section (Lawrence Abu Hamdan from Maureen Paley).

The choices were made by a jury including Tate Curators Clarrie Wallis, Andrea Lissoni, Elsa Coustou and Fiontan Moran — alongside guests Adriano Pedrosa (Artistic Director, Museu de Arte de São Paulo) and Elena Filipovic (Director, Kunsthalle Basel).

Tate Director Maria Balshaw spoke of ‘an important contribution to the national collection’, adding ‘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’, and thanking WME | IMG and Frieze for their support.

Full details of the acquisitions are below:

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


Main image: Mary Beth Edelson, Selected Wall Collages 1972-2011 (detail). Ink, marker and paper mounted on canvas, dimensions variable. Courtesy: David Lewis, New York

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