LONDON — The Hepworth Wakefield has bought its second work or artwork with cash from the JW Anderson Collections Fund.
The Yorkshire gallery mentioned it acquired “A snake got here to my espresso desk on a sizzling, sizzling day to drink there,” by Andrew Cranston. The artist has described the portray as “an intrusion of one thing alien into the acquainted, an unlikely presence, and menace into the home.”
The work will go on show at The Hepworth Wakefield in November as a part of “Andrew Cranston: What Made You Cease Right here?,” the artist’s first U.Okay. institutional solo present.
Earlier this 12 months, The Hepworth Wakefield turned the inaugural recipient of the JW Anderson Collections Fund, which goals to help the acquisition of works by museums throughout the U.Okay.
Every year, a distinct accumulating establishment will obtain 50,000 kilos to amass works by artists who’re underrepresented within the U.Okay.
Earlier this 12 months, The Hepworth Wakefield bought a large-scale charcoal drawing by Jake Grewal, which was displayed on the gallery within the spring.
Anderson has a longstanding relationship with The Hepworth Wakefield.
In 2017, he teamed with the gallery on a present known as “Disobedient Our bodies: JW Anderson Curates the Hepworth Wakefield,“ which examined clothes and the physique as sculpture and the dialog between artwork and style.
It was additionally an homage to a few of Anderson’s favourite style figures, together with Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo, Jean Paul Gaultier, Issey Miyake, Helmut Lang and Christian Dior.
The designer continues to curate.
Final month, Anderson oversaw an exhibition celebrating the British capital at Provide Waterman, a blue-chip gallery specializing in fashionable and up to date artwork.
Titled “On Foot,” the present mingles the fashions Anderson creates for his signature model, and for the Spanish luxurious home Loewe. The installations have fun varied facets of London, from the “salubrious streets of Mayfair” to the “provocatively storied alleys of Soho,” in keeping with the designer.
The present at Provide Waterman runs till Oct. 28 and options work by artists together with Frank Auerbach, Sara Flynn, Lucian Freud, Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney, L. S. Lowry, Henry Moore, Cedric Morris, Magdalene Odundo, Jem Perucchini, Walter Sickert and Christopher Wooden.