The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced eight new acquisitions Sunday, made during the museum’s 33rd annual Collectors Committee fundraiser this weekend.
The new works were agreed upon at a gala dinner Saturday night co-hosted by LACMA trustees Ann Colgin and Ryan Seacrest, during which 81 members voted to select which artworks to acquire.
“I’m so thrilled by the success of this year’s Collectors Committee,” Colgin said. “Over its 33-year history, the event has added 236 works of art to LACMA’s collection and it would not be possible without the support of many people.”
All of the new artworks were created by female artists.
This year’s event raised $2.4 million, according to museum officials.
The following works will be added to LACMA’s permanent collection at 5905 Wilshire Blvd.:
— “Untitled” (1951), crayon and ink drawing by Luchita Hurtado;
— “Kitchen for an Apartment in Le Corbusier’s Unite d’Habitation” (1952), model kitchen designed by Charlotte Perriand for housing developments in post-war Europe;
— “In Pursuit of Venus” (1964), video installation by Maori artist Lisa Reihana;
— “The Education of the Virgin” (early 1680s), wood sculpture by Luisa Roldan;
— “When I Count, There Are Only You… But When I Look, There Is Only A Shadow” (2012-13), a contemporary take on Francisco de Goya’s print series “Disasters of War” (1810-20), by Farideh Lashai;
— “God of Some Things” (2011), a large patinated bronze sculpture by Huma Bhabha, cast from molds made from an original hand-chiseled piece of cork;
— Five African-American quilts: Mary Lue Brown’s “Hit and Miss” (1945), Effie Jackson’s “Double Strip” (early 1940s), Laverne Brackens’ “Strip” (1992), Sherry Byrd’s “Roman Stripe Variations” (1989), and Rosie Lee Tompkins’ “Hit and Miss Strip” (1983).
— “White Four,” (1962), sculpture by Anne Truitt.
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