Tate receives US boost as major patrons donate Salle, Steinbach, and Martin

American patrons have recently been very generous to the gallery, with both their art and their funds


Two US film producers and collectors have each donated works of art to the Tate, while other US patrons have raised funds for purchases. Douglas Cramer has given a large painting by David Salle, Calm Down in a Diary (Diptych), 1982, and an installation by Haim Steinbach, Untitled (Locks, Friar, Sister), 1987. Cramer had previously donated works by Roy Lichtenstein and Richard Serra. He has also been a trustee and donor of the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

Arne Glimcher, who combines film producing with art dealing (he founded the Pace Gallery, which separated in April from Wildenstein, following their 1992 merger), and his wife Millie have donated a painting by Agnes Martin, Untitled #5, 1991. At a dinner hosted by its American Patrons in New York in May, the Tate director’s Nicholas Serota also announced that the patrons have raised $750,000 to purchase works of art by North and South American artists. Since 1999, the US patrons have raised over $100m in cash and art donations.

Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'Tate receives US boost'