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This Just In—
Recent Acquisitions and the Whitney’s Drawing Collection

Sat, May 17, 2014  5:30–6:30 PM

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Traditionally, drawing served a more private function within an artist’s education or working process. However, for many contemporary artists, drawing is an important medium and a major component for their work. Following this shift in artists’ practices, the Whitney’s collection has evolved to encompass a wider range drawings, both historical and contemporary, that reflect varied approaches to medium. This special talk and presentation with curatorial assistant Nicholas Robbins will closely consider recent drawing acquisitions and illuminate some of the important roles that drawings play in the Museum’s collection, exhibitions, and scholarship.

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Aurel Schmidt, Master of the Universe/ FlexMaster 3000, 2010. Graphite, colored pencil, synthetic polymer, beer, and blood on paper, 89 1/2 × 52 1/2 in. (227.3 × 133.4 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Drawing Committee  2010.23

Aurel Schmidt, Master of the Universe/ FlexMaster 3000, 2010. Graphite, colored pencil, synthetic polymer, beer, and blood on paper, 89 1/2 × 52 1/2 in. (227.3 × 133.4 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from the Drawing Committee  2010.23