July 19, 2008 |
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.
December 15, 2007 |
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.
October 1, 2005 |
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.
February 28, 2008 |
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."
December 21, 2002 |
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.
July 26, 2006 |
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.