Fort Worth Modern Turns Ten, Opens Presents at Party in December

by Bill Davenport July 29, 2012

The Fort Worth Modern is celebrating ten years in its fancy Tadao Ando building by acquiring some big, fancy new art: Wall Drawing #50A, 1970, by Sol Lewitt consists of hundreds of hand-drawn lines in colored pencil (red, yellow, and blue) stretching across a large wall, overlapping each other, and measuring approximately 11×16 feet; a Dan Flavin light sculpture, Untitled (for you Leo, in long respect and affection) 4, 1978; and Kingdom Day, 2010, by Mark Bradford consists of four 10×10 canvasses; and a 14 foot wide Robyn O’Neil drawing titled These Final Hours Embrace At Last; This Is Our Ending, This Is Our Past, from 2007. Other acquisitions include another Howard Hodgkin, and a  new video and sound installation by Bruce Nauman (b. 1941) and a Jenny Holzer installation  which will be unveiled at the December 6 gala, featuring her famous truisms including MONEY CREATES TASTE.

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