Recent Gifts
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, The University of Oklahoma
Summer 2001

In addition to the Weitzenhoffer Collection of French Impressionism, the museum's collections have been bolstered through a number of acquisitions.

Richard and Ellen Sandor of Chicago, longtime friends and supporters of the FJJMA who were named among "America's Top 100 Collectors" by ART AND ANTIQUES magazine (March 2001), donated to the museum a group of photographs, a painting and a PHSCologram. The photographs are by a range of major photographers, such as Manuel Alvarez Bravo (Mexico, b. 1902), Robert Capa (Hungary/U.S. 1913-1954), James VanDerZee (U.S. 1886-1983), and Garry Winogrand (U.S. 1928-1984). The gift includes a rare, vintage portrait by André Kertész of the modernist painter Piet Mondrian (featured on the newsletter's cover) which was made in Paris in 1926 and remained in the photographer's own collection for fifty years.

André Kertész (U.S. b. Hungary 1894-1985)
Piet Mondrian, Paris

1926 Vintage Gelatin silver print
Gift of the Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Collection in honor of David L. and Molly-Shi Boren
for their intellectual and social contributions to the University and State of Oklahoma

The Sandor donation also includes a painting by the Chicago Imagist Roger Brown (U.S. 1941-1997) and No Fumare por Favore, an important PHSCologram produced collaboratively by Ed Paschke and (art)n. PHSColograms are virtual reality works on the cutting edge of art technology. The medium was developed by Ellen Sandor, who is herself and artist, and (art)n, which she founded and directs. No Fumare, por Favore has already become a favorite of museum visitors.