Acquisitions

National Gallery’s first American painting arrives in London with baggage

Painting of Brooklyn waterfront by George Bellows is a controversial deaccession by a US college

Published online: 07 February 2014

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German count donates graphic art to British Museum

Half the works are by Baselitz, and other artists in the collection include Polke, Penck and Richter

Published online: 12 December 2013

Bordeaux city council has a head for figures

City council launches crowdfunding campaign to pay for giant sculpture of a woman’s head

Published online: 27 November 2013

American Pop artist makes major gift to British Museum

Several hundred prints by Jim Dine will come to the London institution early next year

Published online: 23 October 2013

Works head to Tate fresh from Frieze

Four works acquired courtesy of the Outset/Frieze Art Fair Fund

Published online: 17 October 2013

Boston buyer of London church altarpiece uncovered

But an appeal has been lodged against Anglican court’s decision to allow sale

Published online: 07 October 2013

 

Jeff's Valentine for Crystal Bridges

It lifts the soul on Valentine's Day to see Jeff Koons's Hanging Heart (Gold/Magenta) newly installed at the Crystal Bridges Museum...

Met buys Ritz hotel's uncovered masterpiece

This previously unrecorded canvas by Charles Le Brun, the official painter to Louis XIV, was sold at auction in Paris this week to the...

MoMA powers-up video game collection

Dig into the couch cushions to find those spare quarters and get ready to have some video gaming fun at New York’s newest arcade called…...

 

Paris Photo 2012: Recent museum acquisitions

We spoke to the head of photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the directors of the Fotomuseum Winterthur and Huis Marseille about their approaches to collecting and the stories behind some of their recent purchases.