Jori Finkel details the proceeds of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s annual Collector’s Committee Weekend which enabled the museum to buy eight artworks totaling around $2.7 million:
- Christian Marclay’s “The Clock” which was funded by Steve Tisch, who became a LACMA trustee last year, for $467,500.
- a 2006 sculpture made by Ai Weiwei which was purchased for $400,000 from the Friedman Benda gallery in New York.
Other acquisitions […] include a painted plastic curved wall-sculpture or “loop” made by the late Craig Kauffman in 1969, bought from Frank Lloyd Gallery in Santa Monica for $170,000; a Japanese Buddha head sculpted from cypress wood from around AD 1,000, purchased for $422,000 from the Kyoto gallery Taihaku Asian Art; and a set of three Spanish “casta” (or mixed-race narrative) paintings from 1760 by Juan Patricio Morlete Ruiz, bought for $570,500 from London gallery Derek Johns.
Individual donors stepped forward to buy a 1978 “prototype desk” that Donald Judd had made for his son Flavin (named after artist Dan Flavin) for $350,000; a 16th century, checkerboard-patterned Peruvian textile for $250,000 from the William Siegal Gallery in Santa Fe, N.M.; and a circa 13th century Mexican painted ceramic featuring serpent-human forms from the Stendahl Gallery in Los Angeles for $60,000.
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