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An exceptionally strong turn-out of 40 members attended the committee meeting held in London during Frieze week. The meeting started with a tour of the collection at Tate Modern highlighting numerous acquisitions made by the committee, and gifts made by individual members. Thank you to the curatorial team of Frances Morris, Mark Godfrey and Hannah Johnston for their continued guidance to Bob Rennie for his support as Chair.
The annual meeting of the committee took place in late March with 45 people traveled to Los Angeles for an intensive four day program. The trip focused on visits to artist’s studios which included Ryan Trecartin, Alex Israel, Mark Bradford, Sterling Ruby, Elliott Hundley, Laura Owens, Walead Beshty, Frances Stark, Silke Otto Knapp, Lari Pittman, Jordan Wolfson and Thomas Demand. Special thanks to Larry Gagosian, Eugenio Lopez, David Kordansky, Hauser, Wirth & Schimmel, Shaun Regen and Carol and David Appel for hosting events. The committee now has 50 members and there is a waiting list to join.
Each year, our North American Acquisitions Committee hosts its spring visit in a North American city. In February, over 30 members attended the meeting and over four days the group visited private collections and museums in San Francisco, the Napa, Sonoma and Silicon Valleys. Special thanks to hosts Pamela Joyner and Fred Giuffrida, Tony Meier, John and Gretchen Berggruen, Frances Bowes, Komal Shah, Paul and Mindy Pressler and Hunk and Moo Anderson.