The Brooklyn Museum will install Nick Cave’s piece Truth Be Told outside the museum, which generated controversy last during its installation at the Jack Shainman space in Kinderhook, NY. “Museums are being called on to tell the truth, from the painful to the celebratory,” says museum director Anne Pasternak. “We can invite a constructive conversation.”
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Collector’s Birthdate: b. 1970
Lopez, sole heir to fortune of Mexico’s Jumex, the fruit juice company whose recent ten-year expenses totaled a reported $80 billion, is Mexico’s largest contemporary art collector.
His collection of more than 1,200 works, includes those by Olafur Elíasson, Francis Alys, Doug Aitken and Maurizio Cattelan.
Key works include Vik Muniz’s multi-sectioned C-print “Mass,” and Santiago Sierra’s social documentation “8-foot Line Tattooed on Six Remunerated People”. ( Include link to article “Elíasson and Thorsen give Serpentine Gallery new spin” )