Selected Recent Acquisitions

Edouard Duval-Carrié (Haitian, b. 1954)
Justicia
, 1998
Oil on canvas with tin frame
Overall: 54 1/2 x 46 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. (138.4 x 118.1 x 5.7 cm) Canvas: 47 1/2 in. x 39 in. (120.7 x 99.1 cm)
Gift of Jerry M. Lindzon
2012.6.6

 

 


 

 


Alexis Bafcop (French, 1804-1895)
Academy Study
, ca.1835-37
Charcoal on blue paper
24 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. (623 x 470 mm)
Gift of Edward J. Olszewski
2012.2

 

 

 

 

 


Kara Elizabeth Walker (American, b. 1969)
Untitled, 1997
Gouache
9 x 12 in. (229 x 305 mm)
Gift of Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz
2011.28.17

 

 

 

 


Lucas Samaras (American, born in Greece, 1936)
Matrix Drawing #8, April 13, 1975
Metallic pencil on black Bristol board
13 x 13 in. (330 x 330 mm)
Gift of Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz
2011.28.8

 

 

 

 

 



Yoko Ono (Japanese, b. 1933)
Touch Me, 2007
Die-cut plexiglass on canvas
13 x 17 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (33 x 45.1 x 3.2 cm)
Gift of Douglas Baxter (OC 1972) in honor of the artist's grandfather
Yeijiro Ono (OC 1887)
2011.27.1

 

 



Bakongo
Nkisi Figure, 20th century
Wood, cloth, feathers, ritual materials, bush rope, animal fur, glass, and nails
21 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (53.3 x 11.4 x 11.4 cm)
Gift in honor of Alexandra Gould (OC 2011)
2011.26.43

 

 

 

 



Igbo peoples
Maiden Spirit Mask, 20th Century
Wood, kaolin, and cloth
19 x 13 x 7 in. (48.3 x 33 x 17.8 cm)
Gift in honor of Alexandra Gould (OC 2011)
2011.26.25

 

 

 

 



French
Crucifix, ca. first quarter 13th century
Champlevé enamel on copper with traces of gilding
8 1/2 x 5 3/4 x 3/4 in. (21.6 x 14.6 x 1.9 cm)
Ralph T. Coe Collection, Gift of Ralph T. Coe Foundation for the Arts
2011.25

 

 

 

 



Giacinto Gimignani (Italian, 1606-1681)
The Annunciation, ca. 1670
Chalk, ink, and wash with gouache heightening
Image: 15 1/4 x 9 7/8 in. (387 x 251 mm) Sheet: 15 7/8 x 10 5/16 in. (403 x 262 mm)
Oberlin Friends of Art Fund
2011.17

 

 

 

 



Trevor Paglen (American, b. 1974)
Dead Satellite with Nuclear Reactor, Eastern Arizona (Cosmos 469), from the series The Other Night Sky
2011
Cibachrome Print
Image/Sheet: 48 x 60 in. (1219.2 x 1524 mm)
Oberlin Friends of Art Fund
2011.15

 

 



Ana Mendieta (American, born in Cuba, 1948-1985)
Untitled (Guanaroca [First Woman]), 1981 printed in 1994
Gelatin silver print
53 1/2 x 39 1/4 x 1 in. (135.9 x 99.7 x 2.5 cm)
Gift of Cristina Delgado (OC 1980) and Stephen F. Olsen (OC 1979)
2011.14.1

 

 

 

 



Liu Bolin (Chinese, b.1973)
Hiding in the City No.88 - Sawmill, 2009
Chromogenic Print
Image: 46 1/2 x 59 in. (1181 x 1499 mm) Sheet: 48 x 60 1/2 in. (1219 x 1537 mm)
Ruth Roush Contemporary Art Fund
2011.13

 

 

 



Max Beckmann (German, 1884-1950)
Selbstbildnis mit Griffel, plate 19 from Gesichter, 1916-1917
Drypoint
Image: 11 1/4 x 9 in. (286 x 229 mm) Sheet: 16 1/4 x 13 in. (413 x 330 mm)
Ripin Art Purchase Fund
2011.11

 

 

 

 

 


Astolfo Petrazzi (Italian, 1580-1653)
Christ in Limbo, ca. 1600
Graphite, ink, and ink wash
Sheet: 11 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (285 x 210 mm)
Ripin Art Purchase Fund
2011.6

 

 

 




Jacob Maental (American 1778-1863)
Pair of Double Portraits of a Young Man and Woman with their Children and Dog, early 19th c.
Watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper
Sheet (each): 11 1/2 x 9 in. (292 x 229 mm)
Peter and Barbara Goodman (OC 1949) Fund for American Art
2010.20.1-2






Sir Thomas Lawrence (English, 1769-1830)
Sir Robert Wigram, 1815-1816
Oil on canvas
100 x 57 in. (254 x 144.8 cm)
R.T. Miller, Jr. Fund
2010.14

The AMAM also owns the pendant to this painting, Portrait of Eleanor, Lady Wigram, 1815-16, acquired by Oberlin in 1986 in memory of curator Chloe Hamilton Young.

 

 




Chuck Close (American, b. 1940)
Andres (Serrano), 2001
Daguerreotype
8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (216 x 165 mm)
Ruth Roush Contemporary Art Fund
2010.24












Juan Gris (Spanish, 1887–1927)
Still Life with Siphon Bottle, 1916
Oil on panel
25 5/8 x 18 1/8 in. (65.1 x 46 cm)
Gift of Ralph T. Coe (OC 1953) and Nancy Coe Wixom (OC 1955)
in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph M. Coe
2010.22




Hung Liu (Chinese, b. 1948)
Bird Bath, from the series Strange Fruit, 2001
Oil on canvas
80 x 114 1/2 in. (203.2 x 290.8 cm)
Gift of Michael (OC 1964) and Driek Zirinsky (OC 1965)
2010.18.1










Allen Ginsberg (American, 1926–1997)
Louise Nevelson, New York, November 9, 1986, 1986
Gelatin silver print
11 1/2 x 7 11/16 in. (292 x 195 mm)
Charles Olney Fund
2010.8

















Rudy Burckhardt (American, born in Switzerland, 1914–1999)
Willem de Kooning, 22nd Street, 1938, printed before 1976
Gelatin silver print
9 1/16 x 13 in. (230 x 330 mm)
Charles Olney Fund
2010.7










Elizabeth Murray (American 1940-2007)
Her Story, 1988-1990
Unbound book of 13 original etchings
Sheets: 11 3/8 x 17 3/4 in. (289 x 451 mm)
Gift of Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz
2009.28.1.1-16

 

 

 






Dorothea Rockburne (Canadian, b. 1932)
The Plan of St. Gall
, 1988-1989
Collage and watercolor on paper with gold leaf
60 x 50 1/4 x 3 in (152.4 x 127.6 x 7.6 cm)
Gift of Lewis B. Cullman in memory of Dorothy Cullman
2009.23










Leonard Ochtman (American, born in Holland, 1854–1934)
Winter Afternoon, 1896
Oil on canvas
16 1/4 x 22 in. (41.3 x 55.9 cm)
James K. (OC 1946) and Anne Fassett (OC 1947) Sunshine American Art Fund
2009.13










Ammi Phillips (American, 1788–1865)
Portrait of a Young Man Seated with a Book and Quill Pen, ca. 1820
Oil on canvas
30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm)
Peter and Barbara Goodman (OC 1949) Fund for American Art
2009.12








Man Ray (American 1890-1976)
Mrs. Simpson with Chinese Figure, 1935
Vintage gelatin silver print
8 1/2 x 6 3/8 in. (216 x 162 mm)
Gift of Paul F. Walter (OC 1957)
2008.36.4

This photograph is part of a large collection of about two hundred photographs donated by Paul Walter (OC 1957). The collection includes works by early British photographers William Henry Fox Talbot and Frederick Evans, to early modernist and contemporary French and American photographs.





Otto Dix (German, 1891–1969)
Buried Alive, (January 1916, Champagne), plate VI from Der Krieg 1924
Etching and aquatint
5 5/16 x 7 5/8 in. (135 x 194 mm)
Ripin Art Purchase Fund
2008.15











František Kupka (Czech, 1871-1957)
Showgirl in Yellow Costume, n.d.
Pastel on paper
Gift of Frederic (OC '55) and Zora Pryor
2008.11.2

The AMAM recently received an important donation of works by Czech artist František (Frank) Kupka from alumnus Frederic L. Pryor (Oberlin ’55). Kupka (1871-1957) is one of the most important Czech painters of the early 20th century. As a young artist in Prague and Vienna, he was influenced by the religious art of the German Romantic painters known as the Nazarenes. Later, his interest in Symbolism led him to experiment with color theory and abstraction in painting, a style he maintained for the rest of his career. The large gift consists of 53 paintings, drawings, and prints by the artist, with subjects as varied as figural, historical and genre scenes, landscapes, studies of the female form, portraits, and abstract works. Also donated by Mr. Pryor were many books by and about Kupka, books illustrated by the artist, and magazines and other writings with his drawings. The generous donation also included over twenty-five exhibition catalogues of Kupka’s works and many books about Art Nouveau and Symbolism, as well as an original letter written by Kupka. Such a variety of materials by and about Kupka makes the AMAM a center of research for anyone studying this important early 20th century artist. We extend our sincere gratitude to Mr. Pryor for his generosity.


Tim Hawkinson (American, b. 1960)
The Fin Within, 1998
Aluminum and plaster
35 1/2 x 14 x 14 in. (90.2 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm)
Ruth Roush Fund for Contemporary Art and Art Object Sales Fund
2008.6

 

 


 

 


 

François Boucher (French, 1703-70)
Allegory of the Education of Louis XV, 1756
Oil on canvas
Purchased on the R.T. Miller, Jr. Fund,
Museum Friends of Art Fund, and Ripin Art
Purchase Fund
2007.24


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Sol LeWitt (American, 1927–2007)
Wall Drawing #1222
Scribbles: Curved horizontal bands (Ob)

Black pencil
First Drawn by: Takeshi Arita, Sachiko Cho, Alisa Doga, Julia Feldman, Harry Gassel,
Catherine Janis, Grace Kiniako,  Sara Krugman, Michael Reynolds, Hanna Siesel, 
Jeremy Wiles-Young
First Installation:  Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH
January 2007
Gift of the artist to the AMAM, Oberlin College, 2007.5

The wall drawing, which measures 23 by 18 feet and is executed entirely in pencil, is currently installed in the Ellen Johnson Gallery, Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College.


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