The Brooklyn Museum and LACMA partner to acquire 200 photographic works by European women artists

The Brooklyn Museum and LACMA partner to acquire 200 photographic works by European women artists

The Brooklyn Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced the joint acquisition of two hundred contemporary photographs by women artists from seventeen countries in Western and Eastern Europe. The generous gift comes from Houston-based collector Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl, whose expansive collection has been built over the course of twenty years and showcases an impressive range of styles and approaches to photography from that period. The collection features works by nearly ninety emerging and established women artists, including Yto Barrada, Carolle Bénitah, Melanie Bonajo, Natalie Czech, Eva Koťátková, Vera Lutter, Josephine Pryde, and Shirana Shahbazi. This is the Brooklyn Museum’s largest joint acquisition as well as the largest gift of contemporary photography
The Brooklyn Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced the joint acquisition of two hundred contemporary photographs by women artists from seventeen countries in Western and Eastern Europe. The generous gift comes from Houston-based collector Sir Mark Fehrs Haukohl, whose expansive collection has been built over the course of twenty years and showcases an impressive range of styles and approaches to photography from that period. The collection features works by nearly ninety emerging and established women artists, including Yto Barrada, Carolle Bénitah, Melanie Bonajo, Natalie Czech, Eva Koťátková, Vera Lutter, Josephine Pryde, and Shirana Shahbazi. This is the Brooklyn Museum’s largest joint acquisition as well as the largest gift of contemporary photography