MoMA makes major acquisitions of iconic works by Valie Export, Sigmar Polke, and Martha Rosler


NEW YORK, NY.- The Museum of Modern Art has acquired key series of works in a variety of mediums by Martha Rosler and VALIE EXPORT, two of the post-war generation’s most influential artists, including all existing original photomontages and a complete set of 20 color prints of Rosler’s landmark series Bringing the War Home (1967-72), and a group of EXPORT’s media installations and iconic photographs from the 1960s and 1970s. Also recently acquired is an exceptional collection of 42 unique photographs from the 1960s and 1970s by Sigmar Polke. Working over the last four decades across a range of mediums, Rosler (American, b. 1943) and EXPORT (Austrian, b. Waltraud Höllinger, 1940) have been pioneering performance in connection with the use of film and video technology in the arts, both employing photography and photo collage as