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Recent Acquisitions

16 September 2017 – 19 November 2017

Wolverhampton Art Gallery continues to acquire new contemporary artworks and this exhibition showcases some of our most exciting new additions.

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Where: Wolverhampton Art Gallery

The exhibition includes pieces by three highly acclaimed black artists: Black Female Hairstyles, a series of colourful collages by Sonia Boyce which explore the politics of black hair and black identity; Silver Self Portrait by US artist Glenn Ligon, made fromcoal dust; and Go West Young Man by Keith Piper, whose work was first shown at the Gallery in the early 1980s when he was a member of the Wolverhampton Young Black Artists.

These artworks were acquired with support from Heritage Lottery Fund’s Collecting Cultures, the V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends of Wolverhampton Arts and Museums.

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