Tate Accepts Hockney, Freud Works as Part of Major Gift

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Lucian Freud, “Girl in a Striped Nightdress,” 1983-85. (Courtesy Tate)

Tate’s director, Nicholas Serota, is having a great day, announcing that his museum has accepted a gift of nine prime postwar works, including pieces by the recently deceased Lucian Freud and David Hockney, from London collectors and philanthropists Mercedes and Ian Stoutzker. The BBC has the story.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek has the full list of gifts:

– Hurvin Anderson, “Maracus 111” 2004
— Peter Doig, “Untitled (Snow Scene)” 2001-02
— Jacob Epstein, “Lucian Freud” 1947
— Lucian Freud, “Girl in a Striped Nightdress, or Celia” 1983-85
— David Hockney, “Savings and Loan Building” 1966
— RB Kitaj, “Synchromy “With FB General of Hot Desire” 1968-69
— George Shaw, “Ash Wednesday” 2004-05
— Conrad Shawcross, “Maquette for Continuum” 2004
— Rachel Whiteread, “Maquette for Trafalgar Square Plinth” 1999

Said Mr. Serota in a statement released to press: “The Stoutzkers have added exemplary individual paintings by two generations of British artists and have greatly enriched the national collection of art after 1960.”