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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
1) If We Do Not Finish Off the White Guard - 2) The White Guard Will Regain Its Footing - 3) If We Out an End to the Pan and Fold Our Arms - 4) Wrangel Will Reach Out with His Hands to Strike the Worker - 5) As Long as the Red Banner IS Not Firmly Planted   Mayakovski, Vladimir   Poster reproduction  1919-20, printed 1967 
1917 – October – 1920   Unknown   Poster reproduction  1920, printed 1967 
Adam and Eve Dressed   Hopper, Janette K.   Linocut  1996 
After Boucher: Untitled   Vaughan, Molly Jae   Oil pencil on paper  2022 
After Smashing Capitalism, the Proletariat Will Smash Prostitution   Unknown   Poster reproduction  1923, printed 1967 
Alice™ (you don’t have to think about it)   Joseph, Kahlil   Digital video (color, sound); 18:41 min.  2016 
Allegory of the Raging Sun   Lyons, Kat   Oil on canvas  2021 
An Agnostic Manifesto   Hazleton, Lesley   Text installation  2015 
Andy Warhol and Carol La Brie, from Red Book #178   Warhol, Andy   Polacolor Type 108  1970 
Anti-Semitism Is Deliberate Counterrevolution – The Anti-Semite Is Our Class Enemy   Tyshler, Aleksandr   Poster reproduction  1929, printed 1967 
Arctic Twilight   Machetanz, Fred   Oil on Masonite  1957 
Avatar: Fanon & Decca   Ingram, C. Davida   Digital video (color, sound); 19:23 min.  2015 
Baby Blue   Boafo, Amoako   Oil on canvas  2021 
Bamboo No.1   Millett, Peter   Letterpress and woodcut  1993 
Bamboo No.10   Paquette, Virginia   Letterpress and lithograph  1994 
Bamboo No.11   Robalino, Mauricio   Letterpress and print  1994 
Bamboo No.12   Chew, C.T.   Letterpress and print  1994 
Bamboo No.13   Guerra, Jose Rodriguez   Letterpress and lithograph  1994 
Bamboo No.14   Kraftt, Robert   Letterpress and print  1994 
Bamboo No.15   Chacona, George   Letterpress and print  1994 
Bamboo No.16   Paschkis, Julie   Letterpress and linocut  1994 
Bamboo No.17   Dennis, Lockwood   Letterpress and woodcut  1994 
Bamboo No.18   Noah, Barbara   Letterpress and print  1994 
Bamboo No.19   Struck, Rebecca   Letterpress and print  1994 
Bamboo No.2   Jet, Jimmy   Letterpress and lithograph  1993 

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