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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
Dawn in Luxor   Joseph, Kahlil   16mm film transferred to two-channel digital video (color, sound); 4:1 min.  2016 
Frank in the 3rd Dimension   Woodring, Jim   3-D digital video (color, silent); 5:15 min.   2015 
Untitled   Yamahira, Ko Kirk   Acrylic and graphite on partially unwoven canvas with wood  2019 
The Pig Went Down to the Harbor and Wept #6   Woodring, Jim   Acrylic ink on paper  2016 
River   Lowly, Tim   Acrylic on panel  2004 
Waves Floater   Britto, Romero   Acrylic paint and oil pen on canvas  2017 
Eidolon   Bruch, Cris   Aluminum composite  2015 
Wind Jangle   Berk, Leo Saul   Aluminum, fishing line, weights  2015 
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 
Untitled (XIV)   Soldi, Rafael   Archival pigment print  2013 
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 


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