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Revealed¹: inside the private collections of South Australia is a Samstag Museum exhibition.
Image: Jake & Dinos Chapman, One Day You Will No Longer Be Loved IV, 2008 , oil on canvas. 41.5 x 32.5 cm. Collection Candy Bennett, Edwina Lehmann and Tracey Whiting, Adelaide. Photograph by Sam Noonan.
Revealed¹: inside the private collections of South Australia
The enlightened role of the private collector of art is central to the story of international modern art. From the 19th century, especially, it has often been private collectors acting against the grain of institutional prejudice – inspired by artistic innovation and driven by personal passion – who have sustained the most progressive of artists by acquiring and supporting their work.
Showing discernment and judgement in their acquisitions, private collectors increasingly play a leadership role that is integral to appreciation and support of the contemporary visual arts. The Samstag Museum has been inspired to honour these largely hidden, but enthusiastic supporters of the visual arts in our community, by revealing something of their collections, through a series of ‘collectors exhibition’ projects.
Revealed¹ will showcase the richness and diversity of private art collections in the State through a fascinating survey of premium works from these collections.
Mike Parr opens Revealed (7.7 mb MP3 file)
Director Erica Green's discussion with Peter Goers, ABC 891 Adelaide, 4
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