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Walker Art Center Announces 200 Recent Acquisitions

Liz Deschenes "Gallery 7" (2015) Silver-toned gelatin silver prints mounted to aluminum, pigment prints on acrylic, artist’s frames. COURTESY WALKER ART CENTER/T.B. WALKER ACQUISITION FUND, 2015

Liz Deschenes, Gallery 7, 2015, silver-toned gelatin silver prints mounted to aluminum, pigment prints on acrylic, artist’s frames.

COURTESY WALKER ART CENTER/T.B. WALKER ACQUISITION FUND, 2015

The Walker Art Center, in Minneapolis, announced today it has acquired 200 new works through donation and purchase over the past year. The acquisitions include pieces by artists such as Trisha Brown, Beauford Delaney, Chuck Close, Joseph Kosuth, Liz Larner, Allen Ruppersberg, Barry Le Va, Danh Vo, and Akram Zaatari.

Deschenes’s piece Gallery 7 (2015) is a site-specific installation commissioned by the Walker, and an homage to the museum. A year-long production, it utilized the natural light from the gallery’s windows to expose a series of free-standing panels coated with photosensitive paper. Other additions include Vo’s installation I M U U R 2 (2013), featured in the museum’s “9 Artists” (2013) show. This piece, a tribute to the late painter Martin Wong, showcases 4,000 artifacts from the painter’s personal collection that probe the iconography of American popular culture.

Of the 200 works that have now entered the museum’s collection, the Walker also chose to highlight in a release Larner’s X (2013), Ruppersburg’s Remainders: Novel, Sculpture, Film (1991), Brown’s works on paper, Le Va’s On Center, On Edge Shatter Scatter (1968), Zaatari’s All is well on the border: Untold (2008), Kosuth’s ‘Information Room (Special Investigation)’ (1970), the Guerrilla Girls’s Portfolio Compleat (1985–2012), and a 2013 Close self-portrait.

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