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MAJORITY RULES 
A DECADE OF CONTEMPORARY ART ACQUISITIONS

January 23 | September 15, 2013

Supporting acquisition of contemporary art for the McNay Art Museum is a vital part of the mission of the McNay Contemporary Collectors Forum (MCCF). Since 2003, MCCF has purchased one or two works of art for the McNay’s collection at the group’s annual fall View & Vote. To date, MCCF has acquired 12 contemporary works in various media. Acquisitions include works by:

2003     John Miller
2004     Ed Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz
2005     John Fraser; Susie Rosmarin
2006     Lesley Dill; Sandy Skoglund
2007     Chakaia Booker
2008     Roger Shimomura
2009     Lance Letscher
2010     Whitfield Lovell
2011     Radcliffe Bailey
2012     Vik Muniz

MCCF’s selection for 2012 is a large color photograph by Brazilian artist Vik Muniz (born 1961). To create this vibrant work titled Pictures of Pigment: Mill in Sunlight, after Piet Mondrian, the artist sprinkled powdered pigment over a reproduction of a work by Dutch painter Piet Mondrian (1872–1944). Muniz then photographed and printed the image on such a massive scale that viewers can see individual particles of pigment and shadows cast over the composition. Mondrian’s reproduced painting that underpins Muniz’s photograph is one of the first in which the Dutch artist used bold primary colors with black and white—an element that came to define his work. An illustrated gallery guide accompanies Majority Rules: A Decade of Contemporary Art Acquisitions.

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