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Recent Acquisitions

The Frye Art Museum continues to strategically build its collection through purchases and gifts, both deepening existing areas of strength and diversifying holdings to reflect the Museum’s expansive curatorial program and Seattle’s globalized present. Acquisitions of the last ten years demonstrate the Museum’s commitment to growing and contextualizing its distinctive historical collections of late nineteenth- and twentieth-century European and American art while broadening its holdings of contemporary works to embrace previously underrepresented identities, perspectives, and forms of expression. To some extent, acquisitions mirror the Museum’s exhibition history, creating a material record of the institution’s engagement with local, national, and international artists and commemorating the special audience connection formed through temporary presentations. Contemporary artworks chosen for the collection often respond to or complicate the narratives around mediums and genres traditionally associated with the Frye, like painting, landscape, and portraiture.

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Title Artist Medium Date
Lot 248 (still)   Siegel, Amie   Cibachrome print  2013 
Egungun   Smith, Cauleen   Archival pigment print  2015 
Untitled #041220   Reskala, Georgina   Gelatin silver print  2017 
Our Blood Is In These Stones: Ama-Ibi Wokoma   Wokoma, Inye   Digital print  2016 
Our Blood Is In These Stones: Daye Wokoma   Wokoma, Inye   Digital print  2016 
Our Blood Is In These Stones: Versa Ruff   Wokoma, Inye   Digital print  2016 
Our Blood Is In These Stones: Yirim Seck   Wokoma, Inye   Digital print  2016 
Window Installation   Simpson, Buster   Archival inkjet print in artist-made frame  1974/2013 
Painted Silhouette   Simpson, Buster   Archival inkjet print in artist-made frame  1974/2013 
Street Action   Simpson, Buster   Archival inkjet print in artist-made frame  1974/2013 
Landscape with Chad   Fenton, Anne   Color photograph  2012 
Hedonic Reversal #1   Valenzuela, Rodrigo   Archival pigment print  2015 
Hedonic Reversal #2   Valenzuela, Rodrigo   Archival pigment print  2015 
Hedonic Reversal #3   Valenzuela, Rodrigo   Archival pigment print  2015 
Hedonic Reversal #4   Valenzuela, Rodrigo   Archival pigment print  2015 
Hedonic Reversal #5   Valenzuela, Rodrigo   Archival pigment print  2015 
Hedonic Reversal #6   Valenzuela, Rodrigo   Archival pigment print  2015 
Hedonic Reversal #7   Valenzuela, Rodrigo   Archival pigment print  2015 
Hedonic Reversal #8   Valenzuela, Rodrigo   Archival pigment print  2015 
Hedonic Reversal #9   Valenzuela, Rodrigo   Archival pigment print  2015 
Hedonic Reversal #10   Valenzuela, Rodrigo   Archival pigment print  2015 
Hedonic Reversal #11   Valenzuela, Rodrigo   Archival pigment print  2015 
Hedonic Reversal #12   Valenzuela, Rodrigo   Archival pigment print  2015 
Hedonic Reversal #13   Valenzuela, Rodrigo   Archival pigment print  2015 
Hedonic Reversal #14   Valenzuela, Rodrigo   Archival pigment print  2015 


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