LONDON. Tate has purchased 28 works from Frieze thanks to the fair’s Special Acquistions Fund which provides a group of curators with £150,000 and early access to the fair to buy art. This year’s curatorial team included Eric Troncy, director of Le Consortium in Dijon, Douglas Fogle, contemporary curator at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, and Tate curators Jessica Morgan, Frances Morris and Anne Gallagher.
The works bought included several works on paper by Scottish artist David Shrigley, and five photographs by last year’s Turner Prize winner Simon Starling.
Gabriel Kuri, Untitled, 2006, painted plywood, weatherproof tar roll and two aluminium cans. From Galleria Franco Noero, Turin.
Simon Starling, Flaga (1972-2000), 2002, series of five prints, edition 3/10. From The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd, Glasgow.
Catherine Sullivan, The Resuscitation of Uplifting, 2005, single-channel colour video transferred from 16mm film, with sound. From Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels.
Dan Perjovschi, The Selected Drawings of the Istanbul Notebooks 2005, 2006, DVD, edition 2/5; Phantom, Reportage (Charlotenburg) and selected drawings from the Phantom Reportage Notebooks, 2006, notebook and DVD, edition 1/5. From Galeria Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana.
Trisha Donnelly, The Redwood and the Raven, 2004, black and white c-print photograph. From Air de Paris, Paris.
Philippe Parreno, 6pm, 2000-06, carpet inlay, edition 3/5 (+2AP). From Esther Schipper, Berlin.
Bruno Serralongue, Friday 28 April 2006, eastern region of Mexico, D.F. (Iztapalapa, Iztacalco et Tlahuac). Lectures by the delegate Zero in the Colegio de Ciencias y Humanidades in the region of the Oriente, ilfochrome and aluminium, wooden frame and glass, edition 1/3 (+ 1 AP). From Air de Paris, Paris.
Rivane Neuenschwander and Cao Guimaraes, Quarta-Feira de Cinzas/Epilogue, 2006, DVD, edition 5/8 (+2APs). From Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo.
Christopher Williams, Rollerstacker, R-136MR, Manufacturer: the Kaynar Company, Los Angeles, CA, 90054, Date of production: 1975. Vancouver, BC, April 6, 2005, 2005, c-print triptych, edition 1/10. From Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.
Thomas Hirschhorn, Chandelier avec Tetes, 2006, wood, brown tape, bubble paper and painted plastic hands. From Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris.
Anna Barriball, Untitled III and Untitled IV, 2006, projection of found slides, edition 1/3; Brick Wall, 2005, pencil on paper. From Frith Street Gallery, London.
David Shrigley, Fallen Tree with Eyes, I996, c-print, edition 4/12; Seleccion Especial, 1999, c-print, AP 1/2; 10 works on paper, 1996-2004, Leisure Centre, 1992, c-print, edition 10/12; Untitled, 1998, ink on black and white photograph. From Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.