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.
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