An early work by the French neo-classical painter, Jacques-Louis David, has been acquired by the Dallas Museum of Art in honor of its departing senior curator Dorothy Kosinski. “Apollo and Diana Attacking the Children of Niobe” was completed in 1792 and was acquired by the DMA for its permanent collection through the Mrs. John B. O’Hara Fund for the Foundation of the Arts. Among many other projects, Dr. Kosinski was the co-curator of the current J. M. W. Turner exhibition at the museum.
And Modern Art Notes blogger Tyler Green reports that the DMA has also acquired the painted-stainless steel sculpture, The New Beetle (2006) by Charles Ray. It was one of several works by Ray in a show late last year in the Matthew Marks gallery in New York City, his first exhibition there since the 1998 Whitney Biennial. The piece was acquired the Rachofsky Collection, Deedie and Rusty Rose and the DMA through the DMA/amfAR Benefit Auction Fund.