Works from the collection have previously been shown in South America as part of the exhibition Imagine Brazil at Instituto Tomie Ohtake in São Paulo in 2015 and the exhibition In the Name of the Artists – American Contemporary Art from the Astrup Fearnley Collection during the 2011 São Paulo Biennale. This time it is the collection of Cindy Sherman and Richard Prince that crossed the Atlantic. Sherman and Prince are amongst our most respected and leading contemporary artists in the field of appropriation art and photography, and are two key artists in the Astrup Fearnley Collection. In the set-up of the 25th anniversary of the museum in 2018, the Astrup Fearnley Museum showed exhibitions with works from the collection of each of the artists earlier this year . This trip to Argentina shows the Astrup Fearnley Collections position and the museums international presence.
The exhibition Cindy Sherman Richard Prince Astrup Fearnley Collection shows 34 works from the late 70s and to date. These two contemporary artists are amongst the most important in North America and they both belong to the group of artists that are often referred to as "The Pictures Generation". This group was effective on the New York art scene in the mid-1970s and are characterized by the borrowed ideas, methods, images or references from popular culture and mass media.
Are you one of those who wants to bring art home and who love museum stores almost as much as the museum itself? Then this is right up your alley! A 100-page catalogue has been made for this exhibition, and here you can read texts by curators Gunnar B. Kvaran and Victoria Giraudo, as well as seeing great pictures of all the works represented in the exhibition. For the biggest Sherman and Prince fans, you can get the catalogue at MALBA Shop.