Museum and Not-For-Profit Row
The Photograph Collector
August 1, 2001, Volume XXII, Nos. 7 & 8
According to sources at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma, Richard and Ellen Sandor of Chicago, have donated a group of photographs, a painting, and a PHSCologram to the museum's collection. The photographs are by a range of major photographers, including Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Capa, James VanDerZee, and Garry Winogrand. The gift also includes a rare, vintage portrait by André Kertész of the Modernist painter Piet Mondrian, whch was made in Paris in 1926 and remained in the photographer's own collection for 50 years.
The Sandor donation also includes a painting by the Chicago Imagist Roger Brown 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 an artist, and (art)n, which she founded and directs. No Fumare por Favore, has already become a favorite of museum visitors.
The Sandors are long-time friends and donors to the Fred Jones Jr. Museum. In March 2001, they were named among "America's Top 100 Collectors" by Arts and Antiques magazine.