Gift of Edward Burtynsky

2012 Acquisitions

The Mendel Art Gallery acquired 491 new works of art in 2012, bringing the number of objects in the Permanent Collection to 7546, with a total value of approximately $35,500,000.  Seven of the artworks were purchased with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance program, one work was purchased with funds raised by the Gallery Group, and 483 of the works were gifts.

Paul Sisetski 2012 Acquisitions Ken Lum, Cheeseburger, 2011 Graham Fowler

The Picasso Gift
Of particular note is the extraordinary gift, in September 2012, of a collection of 405 linocuts created by Pablo Picasso. This gift, for the Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan, was made by the Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation. It further develops the area of international modern art in the permanent collection. The gift parallels the history of modernity in Saskatchewan, a province that was influenced by international critique. New York critic Clement Greenberg was a pivotal guest at the Emma Lake Artists’ Workshops in 1962. His presence spearheaded one of the more interesting and sophisticated investigations into art practices to emerge from Saskatchewan.

David Stobbe / Stobbe Photo 323

GIFTS

Gift of Linda Anderson Hughes:
Dorothy Knowles, Portrait of Linda Anderson Hughes, 1956, watercolour on paper

Gift of Ruby Cormier, Montréal:
Pierre Gauvreau, Forcé de dire pourquoi, 1982, acrylic on canvas
Jean Lefébure, Les Regards, 1981, acrylic on paper

Gift of Norman Zepp & Judith Varga, Saskatoon:
Bob Boyer, See Ya Later Norm, 1986, acrylic on card
Robert Davidson, Spirit Helpers Helper, 1996, print 54/99
Noel Ducharme, Spirit Beaver, c.1982, acrylic on canvas
Richard Gorenko, Yes, We have many Beautiful Things, 1986, acrylic on paper
Jane Ash Poitras, Cree Newspaper, c.1985, acrylic on card
Otto Rogers, A New Garden in the Making, 1965, acrylic on paper
Paul Sisetski, Knocked Silly, 1989 (May), acrylic on paper
Paul Sisetski, The Flame Starter, 1987 (Jan.), acrylic on paper
Paul Sisetski, They Eat Babies, 1989 (May), acrylic on paper
Paul Sisetski, Hope You See Us Someday, 1989 (May), acrylic on paper
Paul Sisetski, Robbing the Nest, 1987, acrylic on paper
Paul Sisetski, The Play, c.1987, acrylic on paper
Paul Sisetski, The Death Touch, 1987, acrylic on paper
Paul Sisetski, A Night in Hell, 1987, acrylic on paper

Gift of Jayce Salloum, Vancouver:
Jayce Salloum, map of the world, 1999–2009, mixed media mounted on tentest board

Bequest of Elizabeth MacPherson, Regina:
Ernest Lindner, untitled, c.1948—1952, ink on paper
Ernest Lindner, The Apple, 1974, watercolour on paper
Ernest Lindner, Transperencies [sic], 1981, graphite on paper

Gift of Robert Del Tredici, Beaconsfield, Québec:
Robert Del Tredici, 15 photographs (2 colour, 13 b&w), 1980–2008

Gift of Grace Tanaka, Vancouver:
Ernest Lindner, Moss, 1967, watercolour on paper

Gift of Edward Burtynsky, Toronto:
Edward Burtynsky, 42 colour photographs, 1985–2010, Chromogenic colour prints on paper

Gift of the Frank & Ellen Remai Foundation, Saskatoon:
Pablo Picasso, 405 linocut prints, 1951–1965, linocuts on paper

PURCHASES

Purchased from the artist with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Assistance program:
Rebecca Belmore, untitled #1 (come in cielo cosi in terra), 2006 – digital print on Omegabond
Rebecca Belmore, untitled #2 (come in cielo cosi in terra), 2006 – digital print on Omegabond
Thirza Cuthand, Love and Numbers, 2004 – DVD (9 min)
Graham Fowler, Dark Water Up Stream, 2010 – oil on canvas
Zachari Logan, Eunuch Tapestries I (diptych), 2012 – pastel on paper
Ken Lum, Cheeseburger, 2011 – Chromogenic print on archival paper
Ehren (Bear Witness) Thomas, Cultural Distinctness, 2011 – DVD (9 min 30 sec)

Purchased from the artist with funds raised by the Gallery Group:
Michèle Mackasey, Felicia Gay with her children Osawask and Zoe, 2010, oil on linen

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