We were deeply saddened to learn that the artist Jack Whitten died on January 20. Jack Whitten’s is represented in Tate’s collection and his paintings were included in Tate Modern’s “Soul of A Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power,” exhibition which opens this month at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. In this Tateshots film made last year at Tate Modern, Jack Whitten reflects on his painting Homage to Malcolm, a tribute to Malcolm X. The painting is promised to Tate by Pamela J Joyner and Alfred J Giuffrida. Click here to watch the video: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/videos/tateshots/jack-whitten-2
We are pleased to welcome Katherine Francey Stables (London) who is joining as a member of the Latin American Acquisitions Committee, and Miyoung Lee (New York), Sheryl and Eric Maas (Dallas), Alireza Abrischamchi (London) and Kathleen Madden and Paul Frantz (New York) who are joining as a members of the North American Acquisitions Committee.