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PAFA Acquires Works by Mark Bradford, Philip Evergood, & Lilly Martin Spencer

Philip Evergood (1901-1973), "Mine Disaster", 1933/37 - Oil on canvas, 40 x 70 inches. - The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine
(PAFA) recently acquired
the following
three works: Mark Bradford’s Untitled (Dementia), 2009; Philip
Evergood’s “Mine
Disaster”, 1933/37; and Lilly Martin Spencer’s “Mother and Child” by the
Mark Bradford is
internationally recognized as a leading artist of his generation. He is
recipient of numerous awards, including the MacArthur Fellowship Genius
Bucksbaum Award, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, and the Joan
Foundation Award. Major exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial, 27th
São Paolo
Biennial, Carnegie International, and a solo exhibition at the Whitney
Museum of
American Art in 2007. Bradford’s work incorporates strong environmental,
and political themes as well as Minimalist, Abstract Expressionist, and
Conceptual elements.

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Hirshhorn to Present First Yves Klein Retrospective in 30 Years

WASHINGTON, DC.- One of the 20th century’s most influential artists, Yves Klein (French, b. Nice, 1928; d. Paris, 1962), took the European art scene by storm in a prolific but brief career that lasted only from 1954 to 1962. “Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers,” on view at the Hirshhorn May 20 through Sept. 12, is the first major retrospective of the artist’s work in the United States since 1982. Co-curated by the Hirshhorn’s deputy director and chief curator Kerry Brougher and Dia Art Foundation director Philippe Vergne, former chief curator and deputy director at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the exhibition is co-organized by the Hirshhorn and the Walker and developed in full collaboration with the Yves Klein Archives in Paris. Presenting approximately 200 works, “Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers” explores the full range of the artist’s body of work and offers an essen