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THE CONTEMPORARY COLLECTION

Vision Statement of
Contemporary Forum,
Phoenix Art Museum

Contemporary Forum, resourceful and energetic in the
21st century global arts community, will contribute or provide funds for important contemporary art acquisitions for
Phoenix Art Museum’s collection and actively explore, evolve and educate in all areas relating to contemporary art.

What follows is a partial listing of Phoenix Art Museum’s contemporary collection.  Some of the pieces were contributed by Contemporary Forum, others were acquired by funds from generous donors and still others were contributions from personal collections.


2011

Robin Rhode, Piano Chair, 2011
video
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Museum Purchase with funds provided by
Contemporary Forum
(ArtPick 2011)


2010

Glenn Ligon, Palindrome #1, 2007
neon
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum, Adam and Iris Singer, and anonymous donor
(ArtPick 2010 Selection)


Maya Lin, Pin River, Colorado River, 2010,
metal pins
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Museum Purchase with funds provided by
Contemporary Forum
(ArtPick 2010)



2009



Kehinde Wiley, Marechal Floriano Peixoto
(From the World Stage: Brazil Series),
2009
 oil on canvas
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum (ArtPick 2009) in honor of the Museum's 50th Anniversary
© Kehinde Wiley Studio and Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California



James Turrell, Mohl ip, 2008
wood, glass volume, and computerized neon setting 
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Museum purchase with funds provided by
Contemporary Forum




Manuel Neri, Arcos de Geso, 2006
bronze and oil-based pigments

Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Gift of the Riva Yares Foundation





2008


Jennifer Steinkamp, Mike Kelley 13, 2008,
computer video installation
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Museum purchase with funds provided by
Contemporary Forum
(ArtPick 2008)



Ingrid Calame,
#252 Drawing (Tracings from the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the LA River),
2007

color pencil on trace Mylar
On loan to Phoenix Art Museum by anonymous donor
(ArtPick 2008 Selection)



Candida Höfer,
Palacio Nacional da Ajuda
Lisboa VII
, 2005
c-print
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Museum purchase with funds provided by
Dr. Eric Jungermann, Susan and Eliot Black, and
Ellen and Howard Katz
(ArtPick 2006)

Photograph courtesy of Sonnabend Gallery






Josiah McElheny, The Last Scattering Surface, 2006
handblown glass, chrome plated aluminum, rigging,
electrical lighting
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Museum purchase with funds provided by Jan and
Howard Hendler




Chuck Close, Philip Glass State 1, 2005
jacquard tapestry
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Gift of Barry Berkus and Family


2007


Walter Caldas, Still Life (Black Series), 2005
stainless steel, granite, wool yarn and glass
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Museum purchase with funds provided by Miriam and Yefim Sukhman




Frederick Hammersley, Even #3, 1962
oil on linen
On loan to Phoenix Art Museum by anonymous donor
(ArtPick 2007)




Richard Misrach,
Untitled #1179-04 (Beach Series),
2004, Chromogenic color print
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Museum purchase with funds provided by
Contemporary Forum (ArtPick 2007)


 

Julian Opie, Julian and Suzanne Walking,
2007, animated LED display
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Museum purchase with funds provided by
Jan and Howard Hendler




Anish Kapoor,
Upside Down, Inside Out,
2003, resin and paint
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Museum purchase with funds generously provided by Men’s Arts Council Sculpture Endowment, Susan and Eliot Black, Jacquie and Bennett Dorrance, Ellen and Howard Katz, Sally and Richard Lehmann, Robynn and Robert Sussman, Wilde Family Trust, Heather and Michael Greenbaum, Faith Sussman and Richard Corton, Mary Beth and Joseph Cherskov, Jerry Appell, Denise and Robert Delgado, and Patricia and Richard Nolan.

 


2006



Jun Kaneko, 05-01-07, 2005, glazed ceramic
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Museum purchase with funds provided by
Contemporary Forum (ArtPick 2006)

 


Thomas Struth, Chemin des Coudriers, Geneve
1989, photograph
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Gift of Gail and Stephen Rineberg
 

 

Philip Pearlstein, Two Nudes, Bamboo and Linoleum, 1984, oil on canvas
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Gift of Joel and Carole Bernstein Family Collection

 

 

Luis Cruz Azaceta, City Painter of Hearts,
1981, acrylic on canvas
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Gift of Joel and Carole Bernstein Family Collection

 

 

2005




Josiah McElheny, Extended Landscape Model for Total Reflective Abstraction, 2004, mirrored glass table with hand blown mirrored glass objects
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
M
useum purchase with funds provided by Joseph and Mary Beth Cherskov





Donald Judd, Untitled, 1988, woodcut prints,
ed. 25, suite of 10

Anonymous loan 

 



Sol LeWitt, Sphere Lit from the Top, 2005, wall drawing

Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum (ArtPick 2005)

 

 



Yayoi Kusama, You Who are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies, 2005, mixed media installation with LED lights
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Museum purchase with funds provided by Jan and Howard Hendler

 


Jim Dine, Hercules Bellville, 1969, mixed media
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Gift of Bobbie and Bud Haas
 

 

2004

 

Michal Rovner, Zalach B, 2004, steel vitrine with glass, stone and dvd video projection
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum (ArtPick 2004)

 

 

Brian Alfred, Lobby, 2001 acrylic on canvas
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Museum purchase with funds provided by Susan and Eliot Black

 

 

2003



Gregory Crewdson, Untitled (House in the Road), 2002, c-print mounted on aluminum
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum (ArtPick 2003)

 

 

Tacita Dean, The Russian Ending, 2001, photogravure, ed., 8/35, suite of 20
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum

 

 

Agnes Martin, Untitled, 1998, suite of four color lithographs

Partial gift of Eric Jungermann, Ph.D.

 


Andy Warhol, The Shadow (from Myths), 1981,
color silkscreen on museum board with diamond dust
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Gift of Bobbie and Bud Haas
 

 

Robert Longo, Gretchen, 1985, lithograph

Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Gift of Lynn and Herb Rigberg




James Casebere, Nevisian Underground #1, 2001, digital chromogenic print mounted on Plexiglas
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum, Elaine and Sidney Cohen, Bobbie Haas, Richard Kinsler, Patricia Pallas, Dilys and Howard Popper, Beth and Robert Solem, Faith Sussman and Rick Corton

 


 
2002



Cornelia Parker, Mass (Colder Darker Matter)
, 1997, burnt wood, wire and string
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Museum purchase with funds provided by Dr. and Mrs. Howard J. Hendler

 


Thomas Struth, Pergamon Museum I, Berlin, 2001,
c-print
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Museum purchase with funds provided by the Levitt Family, in honor of Norman and Betty Levitt, and Contemporary Forum

 


2000

Jac Leirner, Todos os cem (All the One Hundreds),
1992, Brazilian currency
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Gift of Diane and Bruce Halle
 

 

1999

 

Al Held, Pisa II, 1983, acrylic on canvas
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Gift of Joel and Carol Bernstein in memory of Winston and Rodney Bernstein

 

 

1998

 

Joan Brown, Girl with Green Negligee, 1971, enamel on masonite
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Donated by Jay and Joyce Cooper

 

 

Jean Dubuffett, Chale Epaulier/Chapeau au Plume (Shawl/Plumed Hat), 1972, stratified resin paint and metal
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Donated by Bobbie Haas in memory of Bud Haas

 

 

Harry Fritzius, Untitled, 1987, oil on canvas with assemblage
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Donated by Dilys and Howard Popper

 

 

Michael Cajero, Defend Yourself, Cabron, 1995,
gift wrap and aluminum wire
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Donated by Betsy and Bruce Stodola

 

 

Raymond Saunders, Black Men, Black Male, Made in the U.S.A., 1994, mixed media on wood and objects
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum

 

 

Anthony Caro, Goes (Writing Piece), 1979, steel

Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Gift of Lynn and Herb Rigberg




Pat Steir, Turbulent Mountain Waterfall, 1991,
oil on canvas
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum

 

 

Ed Moses, Glow #11, 1998, acrylic on mylar

Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Museum purchase

 

 

Louise Nevelson, Royal Tide V, 1960, gold paint on wood

Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum

 

 

1997

 

Nancy Dwyer, Wall of Desire (Desire, Despair, Destroy, Destiny), 1996, glass
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum

 

 

Petah Coyne, Untitled #789, 1995, mixed media – chicken wire, ribbons and candle wax
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum

 

 

Faith Ringgold, Bitter Nest Series, Part 1: Love in the Schoolyard, 1988, acrylic on canvas, printed, tie-dyed and pieced fabric
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum, Mikki and Stanley Weithorn, and others

 

 

Jesus Raphael Soto, Grand écriture (Large Writing),
c. 1963-1966, wire and wood assemblage
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Bequest of the Estate of Hugh Horner



Keith Haring, Pyramid, 1991, painted aluminum
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Gift of the Keith Haring Foundation 

 

1996

 

Hans Burkhardt, Lime Pit, 1990, oil and assemblage
on canvas
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum

 

 

1995

 

George Herms, Kethor, 1965-1981, assemblage
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum

 

 

Jay DeFeo, Untitled, 1972-1973, photocollage and tape
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum

 

 

Wally Hedrick, Blank Cartridge Pistol, 1974, ink on canvas
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum

 

 

Wallace Berman, Untitled, 1965, verifax collage
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum

 

 

1993



Deborah Butterfield, Ponder, 1981, wood, wire and steel
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jay Cooper and funds provided by Mr. David Kluger, Mr. and Mrs. Orme Lewis, Mr. Karl Lilienfield, Mr. and Mrs. S. Kootz, Mr. and Mrs. H. Luce and Mr. and Mrs. R. Miller, by exchange

 


Mark di Suvero, Rainbow Measurer, 1992,
stainless steel
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
In honor of Orme Lewis (1903-1990): Museum purchase with funds provided by friends, family and firm
 

 

1992

 

Robert Arneson, Stream-a-Head, 1974, terra cotta glazed ceramic
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Donated by Marvin Small, by exchange, National Endowment for the Arts, Contemporary Forum, G. Peter and Regina Bidstrup and others

 

 

Ed Ruscha, High Speed Gardening, 1961, oil on canvas

Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Donated by Mr. Marvin Small and others

 

 

Mayme Kratz, Garden House #6, 1991, mixed media

Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Donated by William M. Hardin and Michael Johns

 

 

Robert Adams, Two Schools of Thought, 1992, collage

Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Museum purchase and partial gift of Stephane Janssen and Michael Johns

 

 

1991

 

Mark Rothko, Untitled (Blue and Green), 1968, oil and paper mounted on canvas
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Donated by Bud and Bobbie Haas

 

 

1989

 

Lee Bontecou, Untitled, 1988, welded steel and canvas

Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Donated by Howard and Jean Lipman

 

 

Billy Al Bengston, Dodge City, 1961, oil lacquer on masonite
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum, Sette Publishing Company, National Endowment for the Arts and others

 

 

1987

 

James Turrell, Crater Sight Plan with Major Alignments, 1986, photo emulsion on wax and mylar with ink, paint and wax pastels
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Museum Purchase
 

 

Harmony Hammond, Camposanto I, 1986, oil on canvas

Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum

 

 

1986

 

Grepory Amenoff, Sirocco, 1985, oil on canvas

Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Museum purchase with funds provided by Contemporary Forum

 

 

1983



Donald Judd, Untitled (Wall Sculpture) Orange and Purple, 1965, enamel and aluminum
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum

Donated by Howard and Jean Lipman

 

 

1979

 

Robert Irwin, Untitled, 1969, acrylic paint on cast acrylic

Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Haas


1976

Wayne Thiebaud, Four Ice Cream Cones, 1964
oil on canvas
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Museum purchase - COMPAS funds


1975

Helen Frankenthaler, Lush Spring, 1975
acrylic on canvas
Collection of Phoenix Art Museum
Museum purchase with funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts





Some of the more extraordinary donors to
Phoenix Art Museum have been Mrs. Bobbie Haas and her late husband, Bud Haas. Together they have donated over 100 pieces of art to the Museum.  Some of their more iconic donations are –


Robert Irwin, Untitled, acrylic paint on cast acrylic


Mark Rothko, Untitled (Blue and Green),
oil on paper mounted on canvas


Marisol, (Marisol Escobar), Parrot Fish
, varnish, plastic, oil and wood

Arman, Red to the Third Power, mixed media


Jean Dubuffet, Chale Epaulier/Chapeau au Plume (Shawl/Plumed Hat),
stratified resin paint and metal

Andy Warhol, The Shadow (from Myths), color silkscreen on museum board with diamond dust

Jim Dine, Hercules Bellville, mixed media
 

These singular gifts are world-class pieces that formed the nucleus of what is becoming an important contemporary collection. 



In addition to the works listed above, CF is proud of its record of promoting the cause of modern and contemporary art at the Museum and in the Valley. Among its contributions are funding of the Museum’s regional Triennial exhibitions; funding of the Matrix series showcasing Arizona artists; origination of the Scult Studio Art Scholarship, funded by former CF Board members Arlene and Mort Scult since 1996; annual Artists Grants awards, begun with funding from the Nathan Cummings Foundation; theMid-Career artist award established in 2006; the Acquisitions Endowment, also started with funds from the Cummings Foundation; domestic and international travel; lectures by renowned artists and scholars; studio visits; architectural tours; salons in the homes of private collectors; gallery openings; and much more.

      Past Curators of Modern and Contemporary Art:

 Brady Roberts           February 2001 – November 2006

 David Rubin               November 1994 – November 1999

 Bruce Kurtz                July 1985 – January 1994







 

 
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