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The LIFEWTR Fund will support the acquisition of a significant work for the Brooklyn Museum

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Virginia Jaramillo with the work selected for the Frieze Brooklyn Museum Fund, Untitled (1971)

Virginia Jaramillo with the work selected for the Frieze Brooklyn Museum Fund, Untitled (1971)

The LIFEWTR Fund will return to Frieze New York this year, supporting the acquisition of a significant work for the Brooklyn Museum. Launched last year, the fund made possible the Museum’s acquisition of Untitled (1971) by Virginia Jaramillo, a work currently featured in the international touring exhibition, “Soul of A Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power.”

The LIFEWTR Fund will enable the Museum to apply a total of $100,000 to purchase a work from the fair for its permanent collection. The 2018 selection panel includes the Brooklyn Museum’s Shelby White and Leon Levy Director, Anne Pasternak; Deputy Director & Chief Curator, Jennifer Chi; along with curators Eugenie Tsai, Catherine Morris, Ashley James, and Carmen Hermo. The fund is chaired and organized by Olga Osminkina-Jones, Vice President, LIFEWTR.

The acquisition will be announced on Wednesday, May 2.

Frieze New York takes place May 3—6.

Main image: Detail of Virginia Jaramillo, Untitled, 1971, acrylic on canvas, 213.5 x 183 cm. Courtesy of the Artist and Hales London New York. Photograph by Charlie Littlewood

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