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Visual arts acquisitions and commissions 2016 - session 3

December 2016

The Cnap's consultative committee for acquisitions and commissions met in November 2016. The committee had a budget of €471,000 and proposed acquiring 38 works (including three donations) by 28 artists and groups.

Cnap has continued to search for work on the French art scene and internationally, notably acquiring works by artists not already present in the collection (58% new entrants). In a drive to enlarge the monographic content of the collections, Cnap acquired recent works by well-established artists such as François Curlet and Hubert Duprat.

The acquisitions reflect the very close attention paid, as always, to the field of sculpture and art installation. We note, however, in the pictorial field, the addition to the French collections of a painting by the Franco-American artist, Nicole Eisenman.

The works that have been acquired reflect the great interest currently in playing with experimentation and free re-appropriation of traditional techniques (Sylvie Auvray and Scoli Acosta), the fictional imaginary world (Pauline Bastard and Pauline Curnier Jardin) and archaeology of humanity (Michael E. Smith and Olga Balema). The committee also paid attention to the creation of sets able to reflect various aspects of an approach that is part sculpture, part video and so on. (Jacoby, Pisano and Sharif).

Lastly, the committee continued to enhance the collection dedicated to artists’ books, with the acquisition of 3 projects by Charles Sandison , Koo Jeong A and Kris Martin, published by Éditions Yvon Lambert.

The intention is for these works to be sent out on loan to cultural institutions in France and abroad.

Dernière mise à jour le 17 Nov 2017

Interior Biomorphic Attachment (5)

Acier, latex, polyfoarm
61 x 370 x 30,5 cm

Achat à la Galerie Croy Nielsen (Vienne)

Alex - L’Affirmation

Installation vidéo avec banc et effets personnels

Calendrier anarchiste

Ensemble de 12 sérigraphies
Chaque sérigraphie : 81,5 x 60 cm

Don de l’artiste

Toast Cannibale

Moto, mousse, résine
50 x 220 x 200 cm

Cœurs de Silex

Film 16mm transféré en vidéo HD, couleur, son
durée: 45’
1/5 + 1EA

Achat à la Galerie Ellen de Bruijne Projects (Amsterdam) 

That is the Last Item on the List : a Glass of Anger

Laiton, acier, laque, futon, coussin en feutre
75 x 121,5 x 105,5 cm et 18 x 220 x 45 cm

Achat à la Galerie Sprüth Magers (Londres) 


2013 - 2016
Pain d’argile, silex poli du néolithique final
51 x 20 x 6 cm


Woman on the Verge

Huile sur toile
101,6 x 76,2 cm

Achat à la Anton Kern Gallery (New-York)


1974 - 2013
4 cartes
Chaque carte : 74 x 108 cm

Achat à la Galerie Natalie Seroussi  


Tirage, bois, acier, plastique, magazine
170 x 250 x 40 cm