1 July 2020

2020 Recent Acquisitons

Over the last few months we have sought to support fundriaising initiaitives as well as acquire major new works for the collection.

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29 May 2020

The Hyman Collection and Photoworks announce collaboration

In response to Covid-19 the Hyman Collection has teamed up with Photoworks to curate a selection of exhibitions from works in the collection which are available for institutions to borrow free of charge.

This partnership is intended to facilitate the loan of affordable exhibitions that can be assembled at very short notice and are ready for immediate display.

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30 March 2020

Special Fundraising Sale for the NHS

As everyone pulls together I have been thinking what I can do. I feel very helpless. What I have done is put together a selection of photographs from the earliest days of the medium to the present as well as a selection of paintings, drawings, sculpture and prints by Modern British Artists, at reduced prices, and will donate 100% of profits to the NHS. James Hyman, 28 March 2020.

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17 March 2020

New Acquisition. Anna Fox boxed sets of Resort 1 and Resort 2

We are delighted to have acquired the two boxed sets of Resort 1 and Resort 2 by Anna Fox, Presenting, respectively, family holidays and adult weekends at a Butlins holiday camp, each box contains 25 works beautifully printed on Hahnemühle fine art paper.

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14 February 2020

Announcing a new commission by the Hyman Collection. Heather Agyepong's new series Wish You Were Here.

To celebrate Valentine's Day we are delighted to announce that the Hyman Collection has commissioned a new series of work by Heather Agyepong. Entitled Wish You Were Here, it is inspired by life of the Queen of the Cake Walk, Ada Overton Walker, who was born on this day 140 years ago. The new series will be unveiled shortly.

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29 January 2020

Loans to the exhibition Masculinities. Liberation through Photography at the Barbican Art Gallery.

Claire and James Hyman are delighted to loan Anna Fox's important series of works My Mother's Cupboards and My Father's Words to the Barbican exhibition Masculinities. Liberation through Photography. 20 Feb - 17 May 2020.

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17 January 2020

Loans to the exhibition Bill Brandt / Henry Moore

Claire and James Hyman are delighted to be major lenders to the pioneering exhibition Bill Brandt/Henry Moore, which opens at Hepworth Wakefield before travelling to the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven USA. The 16 vintage photographs from the Hyman Collection include portraits of Henry Moore, famous images of people sheltering in the London Underground during the Blitz, London at Night, bomb damage, and poverty in Northern England.

This exhibition explores the parallel and intersecting paths of these two great artists of the 20th century. The exhibition is organised by the Yale Center for British Art in partnership with The Hepworth Wakefield and is accompanied by a major new book published by Yale University Press.

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1 January 2020

The Bodleian Library, Oxford receives a gift of 100 pictures from Claire and James Hyman

The Bodleian Library Expands its Collection of Modern and Contemporary British Photographs with a gift from the London-based collectors Claire and James Hyman.

This gift of British photography is the second major donation by the Hyman Collection. It follows the gift of 125 photographs to The Yale Center for British Art (New Haven, USA) in 2017.

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24 December 2019

The Hyman Collection. British Photography. Annual Update. 2019

Four years ago we launched www.britishphotography.org to showcase our private collection of British photographs and to use the collection as an educational resource. Since then we have continued to develop the collection and the range of our activities. These include donations to public institutions, museum loans, new commissions and acquisitions.

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15 November 2019

New Acquisitions. Jo Spence. Cinderella

The Hyman Collection is delighted to have acquired a series of rare laminated exhibition panels by Jo Spence as well as the original copy of her thesis "Fairy Tales and Photography... or, another look at Cinderella". Spence's thesis, submitted in June 1982, looked back to the evolution of the Cinderella story, its present incarnations in advertising and in the press - focused on the imagery of the Royal Wedding - and forward to her future practise as an artist. A pivotal document, at one of the crucial moments in Spence's career, this thesis at over 240 pages, is a feast of images and ideas that stand at the heart of Spence's work. The laminated panels, from 1984, build from this engagement with Cinderella and also look forward to the centrality of health issues in her later work.

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18 September 2019

New Acquisitions. Helen Sear

The Hyman Collection is delighted to have acquired two of the major works from Helen Sear's solo exhibiiton in the Welsh Pavillion at the Venice Biennale in 2015.

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24 July 2019

New Acquisitions. David Hurn

The Hyman Collection is delighted to have acquired over forty vintage photographs from the 1960s by David Hurn. The photographs including British pictures, including Herne Bay in Kent and Soho in London, as well as from his travel in Europe.

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