1 March 2018
Heather Agyepong. New Acquisitions
The Hyman Collection is delighted to have acquired Heather Agyepong's complete series Too Many Blackamoors. The work was inspired by a 19th century Carte-de-visite of Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta. Sarah was the West African adopted goddaughter of Queen Victoria who came to live in England at a young age. The images are based on my own personal experiences as a young black woman, dealing with the macro and micro traumas of racism encountered while travelling around European countries. Too Many Blackamoors aims to challenge the 'strong, independent, black female' narrative that can burden and often entrap black women. With Sarah as my template, the project attempts to illustrate the effects of such perceptual limitations whilst exploring my own internal conflicts of falling short from such mainstream ideals.
20 February 2018
Brian Griffin. New Acquisitions
The Hyman Collection is delighted to have acquired an important group of additional vintage prints by Brian Griffin. The works irange from celebrated images from his early publications to an unpublished colour portrait of Damien Hirst.
18 February 2018
Paul Hill. New Acquisitions
We are delighted to have acquired 20 additional works from Paul Hill's important Mobile Objects and White Peak Dark Peak series. These pictures demonstrate the ways in which Hill has developed his works through the use of series, groupings and paired works from the taxonomy of mobile objects, to the reuse of the same viewpoints to record changes in the landscape through the seasons or as a result of the presence of man.
15 February 2018
Chris Shaw. New Acquisitions
The Hyman Collection is delighted to have acquired additional works by Chris Shaw. These pictures focus on two of his most important series, Life as a Night Porter and Weeds of Wallasey.
8 February 2018
John Blakemore. New acquisitions
The Hyman Collection is delighted to have acquired a major group of additional works by John Blakemore, one of the greatest nature photographers and printers in the history of British photography. This group includes some of the largest and most beautiful photographs Blakemore has ever printed. These photographs include variations of the same image to understand better the photographer's process, including the use of selenium and gold toning.
1 February 2018
Bill Brandt. New Acquisitions from MoMA, New York
The Hyman Collection has acquired several over-sized exhibition prints by Bill Brandt de-accessioned by the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired in 1969 by MoMA for their important Bill Brandt exhibition that year, these stark blacks and white prints exemplify Brandt's preferred printing style of the late 1960s onwards. Their exceptional size is rarely matched elsewhere in Brandt's career. The exhibition was a crucial moment in the artist's career, consolidating his international staure.
16 January 2018
Yale Center for British Art. Major Gift from Claire and James Hyman
NEW HAVEN, CT (January 16, 2018)-The Yale Center for British Art has expanded its collection of photographs through a generous gift of 125 works from the London-based collectors Claire and James Hyman.
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14 December 2017
Simon Roberts. New Acquisitions
The Hyman Collection is delighted to have acquired the boxed set edition of Simon Robert's complete series of Merrie Albion. For over a decade, Simon Roberts has photographed events and places across Britain that have drawn people together in public, reflecting on the nature of our shared histories and communal experiences. Merrie Albion - Landscape Studies of a Small Island brings together iconic images and many previously unpublished photographs, recording social practices and customs linked to the British landscape, as well as some of the economic and political theatre that has helped define recent history.
18 November 2017 to 3 April 2018
Loans to the exhibition Roger Law: From Satire to Ceramics, Sainsbury Centre, Norwich
The Hyman Collection is delighted to be one of the main lenders to the exhibition Roger Law: From Satire to Ceramics. We are lending many of our original Spitting Image puppets.
5 November 2017
Bill Brandt - additional acquisitions
The Hyman Collection is delighted to announce a major acquisition of an important group of twenty three vintage photographs by Bill Brandt from the photographer's estate.
Added to the vintage Brandt's already in the collection, the Hyman Collection now has one of the most important private collections of Brandt in the world.
19 October 2017 to 4 February 2018
Loans to the exhibition Máquinas de Vivir. Flamenco y arquitectura en la ocupación y desocupación de espacios.
We are delighted to be lending a large group of works by Jo Spence from her gypsies and travellers series to the substantial international exhibition on the subject Máquinas de Vivir. Flamenco y arquitectura en la ocupación y desocupación de espacios. The exhibition explores the depiction and imaging of gypsies and travellers. (Madrid, Barcelona, tour)
18 September to 1 October 2017
Loans - Here We Are. An exhibition to celebrate the Burberry September collection, Old Sessions House, Clerkenwell Green
The Hyman Collection is pleased to be one of the largest lenders to a special exhibition celebrating British photography.
Here We Are celebrates the very best of British photography on the occasion of Burberry's September collection for men and women. When creating this collection Burberry's President and Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey drew inspiration from social portraiture in 20th century British photography - particularly by photographers who have set about documenting the many and varied tribes, clans and classes that make up this island of ours, and the humourous, spirited and eccentric way in which the British dress.