The Broad announced its acquisitions for 2016 led by more works from Cindy Sherman bringing the museum’s holdings to 129.
The Broad deepened its holdings of works by other 1980s-era Pictures Generation artists in its collection as well. It purchased Sherrie Levine’s cast bronze “Beach Ball After Lichtenstein,” created last year; it now owns 11 pieces by the artist. It also acquired a new work from 2015 by John Baldessari, the painted print “That’s Not Bad….,” bringing its holdings by the L.A. artist to 41.
The museum introduced Ericka Beckman into its collection as well, with the acquisition of the artist’s 32-minute, 16-millimeter film, “You the Better.” The piece, shot in 1983, will be displayed in an installation alongside related set pieces immersed in synchronized lighting.
Beckman is one of six artists whose work is new to the Broad’s collection of postwar and contemporary art. The others are Oscar Murillo, Tauba Auerbach, Alex Israel, Jonas Wood and Piotr Uklanski.