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April 1, 2013 at 8:00 AM

New acquisitions at SAM

"Easter Lilies," (1956) by Lee Krasner

“Easter Lilies” by Lee Krasner

From Seattle Times arts writer Michael Upchurch:

The Seattle Art Museum has announced the acquisition of more than three dozen works of art, including a score of African sculptures from a variety of tribal cultures and some half a dozen works of contemporary art.  Highlights include Abstract Expressionist painter Lee Krasner’s “Easter Lilies” (1956; recently features in “Elles SAM: Singular Works by Seminal Women Artists” and SAM’s first Krasner piece) and Gloria Tamerr Petyarr’s eye-bending “Leaves” (2002; a highlight of the show “Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art”).  Krasner’s painting is currently on display at SAM, as are Alexander Phimister Proctor’s sculpture “Indian Warrior” (1898) and contemporary African artist Meschac Gaba’s “Artist with American Inspiration” (2004; a self-portrait on an American $1 bill).

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