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Phoenix Art Museum Receives Collection of Latin American Art

Plus, Pierre Soulages’s work sells at auction.

Sergio Vega, "Shanty Nucleus After Derrida 2" (2011–13), installation, inkjet vinyl prints mounted on syntra (gift of Nicholas Pardon, image courtesy Nicholas Pardon)
Sergio Vega, “Shanty Nucleus After Derrida 2” (2011–13), installation, inkjet vinyl prints mounted on syntra (gift of Nicholas Pardon, image courtesy Nicholas Pardon)

Phoenix Art Museum has received a gift of 112 artworks from Nicholas Pardon, co-founder of the SPACE Collection, which claims to be the largest collection of post-1990s abstract art from Latin America and the United States. The 112 gifted works are by 49 artists from 14 Latin American countries, increasing the Museum’s holdings of Latin American art by 280%. The works will go on display in an exhibition in 2020, featuring modern and conceptual Latin American art form the 20th century to today. “We are deeply grateful for this generous gift from Nicholas Pardon,” said Amada Cruz, the Sybil Harrington Director and CEO of Phoenix Art Museum. “These significant works from the esteemed SPACE Collection greatly diversify and strengthen the Museum’s Latin American art collection, and we are very excited to share them with our community.”

Pierre Soulages, "Composition," from <em>Official Arts Portfolio of the XXIVth Olympiad, Seoul, Korea</em> (1988), lithograph in colors on paper, 35 x 27 inches (image courtesy Heritage Auctions)
Pierre Soulages, “Composition,” from Official Arts Portfolio of the XXIVth Olympiad, Seoul, Korea (1988), lithograph in colors on paper, 35 x 27 inches (image courtesy Heritage Auctions)

Heritage Auctions’ online sale of Prints and Multiples brought in a total of $25,017 on January 2. The sale’s top lot, Pierre Soulages’s “Composition,” from Official Arts Portfolio of the XXIVth Olympiad, Seoul, Korea (1988), sold for $6,875.

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