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August 9, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The powerhouse behind London's old powerhouse-turned-modern art museum is Tate Gallery director Nicholas Serota, a button-down Englishman who appears to the world as shy, earnest and reserved. He is that, with a permanently furrowed brow and eyes of searing concentration. But these days Serota's serious face tends to break into a sudden boyish grin that hints at a joy verging on giddiness. And smile he should.
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August 9, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The powerhouse behind London's old powerhouse-turned-modern art museum is Tate Gallery director Nicholas Serota, a button-down Englishman who appears to the world as shy, earnest and reserved. He is that, with a permanently furrowed brow and eyes of searing concentration. But these days Serota's serious face tends to break into a sudden boyish grin that hints at a joy verging on giddiness. And smile he should.
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January 28, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
London's Tate Modern museum, which draws about 4 million visitors a year, will seek to raise about $254 million in the next four years to fund an expansion, said Nicholas Serota, head of the Tate museums. The Tate Modern rehired the Basel, Switzerland-based architects Herzog & de Meuron to plan the expansion of galleries, educational facilities and surrounding areas on the museum's 8-acre site, Serota said at a news conference Thursday.
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July 19, 2008 | From Bloomberg News
Tate Modern, London's riverside art museum, has revised plans for the new wing that architects Herzog & de Meuron are building, and says the 2012 opening may be delayed because of tough fundraising conditions. At a news briefing Friday, Tate director Nicholas Serota and architect Jacques Herzog said the new building, designed in 2006 as a jagged cast-glass pile, will now be a brick polygon growing out of, and resembling, the existing Tate. They denied that budget reasons were behind the change.
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October 1, 2005 | From Associated Press
Tate Modern, the rousingly successful London art gallery in a converted power plant, plans to rehang its collection next spring for the first time since it opened five years ago. The four main exhibits will revolve around the themes of Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism, replacing the current divisions of landscape, still-life, history and nude works.
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February 28, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A British art dealer said Wednesday that he has agreed to sell a major collection of modern art to national museums at a discount price. London art dealer Anthony d'Offay, 68, has agreed to sell 725 works by artists including Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons at the price for which he bought them -- $53 million. That's just over a fifth of their current estimated value of $250 million. The money has come from the British and Scottish governments and from art funds. The collection, which also includes work by Joseph Beuys, Ron Mueck, Robert Mapplethorpe, Diane Arbus and the duo Gilbert and George, will tour museums and galleries across Britain under the title "Artist Rooms."
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December 21, 2002 | From Reuters
Two J.M.W. Turner masterpieces stolen from a German exhibition eight years ago have been returned to the Tate Britain, the London gallery announced Friday. The two paintings, which had been insured for a total of $38.5 million, were found intact but without their original frames. "These two are among Turner's most important works," Tate director Nicholas Serota told reporters.
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July 26, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Tate Modern, Britain's most popular art gallery, plans to build a $400-million extension to its riverside home. The gallery said Tuesday that the ziggurat-shaped glass building, due to be completed in time for the 2012 London Olympics, would almost double the facility's exhibition space. The expansion will be financed through a combination of public and private funding, including $13 million from the London Development Agency.
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November 1, 2005 | Diane Haithman
British artist Damien Hirst, perhaps best known for a startling work featuring a tiger shark preserved in a tank of formaldehyde, tops ArtReview's annual Power 100 List of the most influential people in the art world. On the highly subjective list, compiled by the London-based magazine for its November issue, Hirst jumped from last year's ranking of 78, reflecting a growing demand for his work worldwide, according to the ArtReview website. Investor Steven A. Cohen of Greenwich, Conn.
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December 15, 2007 | From the Associated Press
British artist Damien Hirst has donated four of his works to the Tate collection, including a replica of his prize-winning installation of bisected cows in formaldehyde, the London museum said Friday. The donation is the first of a series that the 42-year-old Hirst plans to make to the national British art collection as part of a pledge he and 23 other leading artists made in 2004 to give significant works to the museum.
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September 1, 2001
Juan Munoz, 48, a sculptor whose enigmatic work has been featured in exhibitions around the world, died of a heart attack Tuesday while vacationing on the island of Ibiza off Spain's Mediterranean coast. Born in Madrid in 1953, Munoz studied art and design in London and New York. His work has been featured in collections of many major museums, including the Tate Gallery in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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