Andrew Hall and his wife Christne have been major collectors for many years. They recently announced a new private museum project in Vermont and they’ve been following through on a long-standing commitment to loan Mass MoCA some of his Anselm Kiefer works.
Now Carol Vogel announces that Norman Rosenthal has been playing go-between to organize a collaboration with the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford.
The first show, organized by Mr. Rosenthal, will be paintings and drawings by Malcolm Morley, on view at the Ashmolean from Oct. 8 through March 30. Mr. Morley “was the first winner of the Turner Prize, but recently he has gone off the radar,” Mr. Rosenthal said of the artist perhaps best known for his photo-realist paintings. The Halls’ holdings are made up of about 5,000 works by several hundred artists, including Joseph Beuys, Richard Artschwager, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz.
That last comment in Vogel’s piece may be the most detailed description of Hall’s collection that has been published to date.
A Hall Foundation Show (Inside Art/New York Times)
Oil Trading ‘God’ Andrew Hall Makes a Home in Vermont (Bloomberg Business Week)