The Tate adds to its collection at Frieze Art Fair London 2019

Weed Killer 2017 by Patrick Staff
The Tate in London has been gifted a number of new works by the Frieze Tate Fund 2019.


The contemporary pieces include: Orpheus 1972 by Jagoda Buić (born 1930), Folding Screen (Five-Part) 1979 by Marc Camille Chaimowicz (born 1947), Weed Killer 2017 by Patrick Staff (born 1987) and IMAGES THAT ARE ALREADY IN THE WORLD [A FUNERAL PROCESSION FOR ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN BLACK, WHO WERE LYNCHED IN 1946 BY WHITE RACISTS PEOPLE] 2019 by Paulo Nazareth (born 1977).


Maria Balshaw, the Director at Tate announced that “The Frieze Tate Fund has made an important contribution to the national collection of modern and contemporary art at Tate. We are once again excited to be able to select work from Frieze so that a broad public at Tate can experience new art as it emerges.


The Frieze Tate fund is supported by Endeavor, a global entertainment, sports and content company, which has donated £150,000 to the fund every year for the past four years. The Frieze Tate fund has allowed the collection to acquire over 120 works by more than 80 artists.


This year has seen 160 galleries gather in Regent’s park to display works of over 1000 artists from 36 different countries.