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The New York Collection for Stockholm Portfolio

On View:
Saturday, May 25, 2024 — Sunday, December 8, 2024


Founded in 1958, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm has one of the world’s greatest collections of modern art, and one of the strongest collections of American art in Europe. In 1973 the Swedish institution joined forces with the New York-based group, Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), to raise money for its collection. As partners, they produced a limited-edition art portfolio of 30 works by 30 artists, of which the Frost Art Museum owns one copy thanks to the donation of Mr. & Mrs. Bernard W. Gimbel in honor of Helen & Jacob Goldfinger.

This exhibition features the entire portfolio, with works by: Lee Bontecou, Robert Breer, John Chamberlain, Walter de Maria, Jim Dine, Mark di Suvero, Öyvind Fahlström, Dan Flavin, Red Grooms, Hans Haacke, Alex Hay, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Morris, Louise Nevelson, Kenneth Noland, Claes Oldenburg, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, George Segal, Richard Serra, Keith Sonnier, Richard Stankiewicz, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol and Robert Whitman. It is notable that only two women and one artist of color were selected for the project.

Printmaking gained significant acceptance as an art form in the mid-20th century. Artists working across several art movements, including Minimalism, Conceptualism, and Pop art often incorporated printmaking into their practice.

As an inexpensive, accessible, and reproducible mode of art, lithographs and silkscreens are conducive to fundraising art projects. Having artists create signed prints for auctions and private fundraisers is a practice that continues into our century. E.A.T. relied on a network of generous artist peers to donate art in support of a European museum that celebrated American artists. Today, many museums have a copy of the Stockholm Portfolio in their collections, among them the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Kemper Museum of Art, the Georgia Museum of Art, and the Chazen Museum of Art at the University of Wisconsin.

This exhibition is curated by Florida International University alumnus Angela Chaine

Roy Lichtenstein (1932-1997), Finger Pointing, 1973, Screenprint, 12 x 9 inches. Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Bernard W. Gimbel in honor of Helen & Jacob Goldfinger. MET 80.6.1

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