Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner
20 Nov 2015 - 06 Mar 2016
Creation of a False Feeling, 2000
Inkjet print, sheet
70 1/2 × 49 13/16 in. (179.1 × 126.5); image, 60 11/16 × 47 1/16 in. (154.1 × 119.5)
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; promised gift of Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner P.2014.10. Courtesy the artists and Greene Naftali Gallery
20 November 2015 – 6 March 2016
Co-organized by the Whitney and the Centre Pompidou and composed of selections from the noted collection of Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, this exhibition celebrates American and international work from the 1960s to the present day. Featuring renowned pieces by, among many others, Diane Arbus, Robert Gober, Jeff Koons, Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince, and Christopher Wool, the exhibition will also include recent work by artists such as Liz Deschenes, Sam Lewitt, Laura Owens, Frances Stark, and Bernadette Corporation. Of the 800 works included in the gift from Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, 550 will enter the Whitney’s permanent collection, and approximately 300 will become part of the collection of the Centre Pompidou.
Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner is organized by Elisabeth Sussman, curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Christine Macel, chief curator and head of the department of contemporary and prospective creation, Centre Pompidou, with Elisabeth Sherman, assistant curator, Whitney Museum of American Art.
The exhibition travels to the Centre Pompidou after debuting at the Whitney.
Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner is presented by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in collaboration with Centre Pompidou, Musée national d'art moderne, Paris.
Major Support for this exhibition is provided by the National Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Generous support is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston.