HISTORY

HISTORY

HISTORY

HISTORY

HISTORY

HISTORY

HISTORY

HISTORY

HISTORY

HISTORY

our history

Matthew and Iris Strauss Family Foundation, founded in 2007, is a premier contemporary collection of over 100 world class works of art since 1975 housed in 6,000 square-feet of galleries with a library on premises.

The mission is to promote art appreciation and understanding of contemporary art.

 

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The Matthew and Iris Strauss Collection is comprised of two separate collections: The Strauss Family Trust (not open for tours) and the Strauss Family Foundation. The Strauss Family Trust is responsible for gifting 50% of the Foundations holdings which underscores the quality of the artworks.

Matthew & Iris Strauss have been recognized by ARTnews Magazine as one of the world’s TOP 200 COLLECTORS since 2009.

art & activities over the years

The Foundation received IRS approval for the collection, preservation, and exhibition of works of contemporary art for charitable and educational purposes on March 28, 2006.

Matthew & Iris Strauss Family Trust contributed startup funds and gifted a 5,500 square-foot Foundation Gallery to exhibit the artworks (deed recorded on August 27).

The Foundation appointed the slate of six Directors to its board including Hugh Davies, Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (MCASD) and Derrick Cartwright, Executive Director, San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA).

Strauss Family Trust loaned the Foundation four art works on August 21 and 11 more art works on August 28.

The Foundation reappointed the same Directors and added a Financial & Compliance Director Stephen Kuhn bringing total to seven Directors.

Strauss Family Trust contributed funds for operating expenses and art acquisition.

The Foundation conducted 15 tours for museum and art affinity groups totaling 204 people, including representatives of nine museums.

At the request of the MCASD, the Foundation hosted lunch and collection tour for 25 trustees of MCA Sidney, Australia.

The Foundation purchased four works of art: Starn Twins, Doug & Mike, Blot out the Sun #3, 1998, (Ed. 3, 1 AP), ultra chrome ink jet prints with tissue covered with encaustic and wax on board, 48 x 72 in; Jean Lowe, Love for Sale #5, 2008, enamel on panel, 48 x 84 in; Ryoko Suzuki, Nurse 3/3, Lambda print, 84 x 44 in; Ryoko Suzuki, Bunny 2/3, Lambda print, 84 x 44 in.

In January, Strauss Family Trust gifted 16 works of art to the Foundation and loaned 7 more.

In September, Strauss Family Trust gifted 20 works of art to the Foundation and loaned 16 more.

The Strauss Family Trust loaned its Yasumasa Morimura La Source triptych to the Foundation. The Foundation then loaned the Morimura to the Louvre Exhibition “Ingres and the Moderns” in collaboration with and organized by The Louvre with Musee Ingres (Ville de Montauban, France) traveling to Quebec City, Canada from February 5 – May 31 and then Montauban from July 3 – October 4, 2009. A 300-page catalogue accompanied the exhibition with attribution.

The Foundation loaned its Vanessa Beecroft VB#53 video to MCASD for exhibition September 19 – January 4.

Art under control of the Foundation: 41 pieces (36 Strauss Family Trust gifts and 5 Foundation purchases). There was a total of 23 loans.

The Foundation reappointed the same Directors.

Strauss Family Trust contributed funds for operating expenses and art acquisition.

The Foundation purchased three works of art:  Cosima Von Bonin, Dollops of Whimsy, 2009, oil on canvas, 80 x 91 in; Faris McReynolds, Potato Eaters 2, 2009, oil on canvas, 69 x 97 in; Asma Sikoh, Self Portrait, 2010, acrylic on board, 36 x 36 in.

The Foundation gifted the Christian Boltansky’s Monument (No. 29875) to MCASD with permanent attribution to the Foundation.

The number of visitors to the gallery totaled 334 for the year, comprised of 14 visits including six museums, eight art groups, and the American Association of Museum Directors to both collections.

Strauss Family Trust loaned the Foundation three art works on January 1 for an indefinite period.

The Foundation loaned its Vanessa Beecroft VB#53 video on July 9 to SDMA exhibition January 18 – May 8.

In December 2009, Strauss Family Trust gifted 3 works of art to the Foundation (Sarah Morris, Matt Mullican, Terry Winters).

Art under control of the Foundation: 47 pieces (3 Strauss Family Trust gifts and 3 Foundation purchases). There was a total of 9 loans.

The Foundation reappointed the same directors.

Strauss Family Trust contributed funds for operating expenses and art acquisition.

The Foundation acquired 2 works of art:  Angela de la Cruz, Hung 4, 2009, oil on canvas, 24 x 16 in; Zhang Huan, Grass, 2010, ash on Canvas, 59 x 63 in.

The Foundation gifted art by Matt Mullican to MCASD with permanent attribution to the Foundation.

In December, Strauss Family Trust gifted five works of art to the Foundation (Saint Clair Cemin,

Donald Lipsky, Markus Lüpertz, Fabian Marcaccio, Sam Taylor-Wood).

The number of visitors to the Foundation Gallery totaled 345 for the year comprised of 16 showings including 8 museum groups and 6 art-affinity groups.

Art under control of the Foundation: 54 art works (5 Strauss Family Trust gifts and 2 Foundation purchases).  There was a total of 5 loans.

The Foundation added Mary Beebe, Director of the Stuart Collection and Gallery at the University of California of San Diego, as Director and reappointed the other Directors for a total of 8 Directors.

Strauss Family Trust contributed funds for operating expenses and art acquisition.

In December, Strauss Family Trust gifted two works of art to the Foundation (Allan McCollum, Fred Wilson).

Strauss Family Trust loaned the Foundation its Yin Xiuzhen artwork on January 23 for the Foundation to loan to MCASD exhibition January 23 – May 13.

Strauss Family Trust loaned the Foundation two of its art works (Allan McCollum and Ross Bleckner) on June 1 for an indefinite period.

The Foundation acquired two works of art: Emilio Perez, Once Again, 2011, acrylic on board, 48 x 40 in; Ross Bleckner, Favorite Spot, 2011, oil on linen, 48 x 60 in.

The number of visitors to the Foundation Gallery for the year totaled 304 guests, comprised of 13 visits including 6 museum groups and 8 art-affinity groups.

Art under control of the Foundation: 58 art works (2 Strauss Family Trust gifts and 2 Foundation purchases). There was a total of 5 loans.

The Foundation reappointed the same directors as last year.

Strauss Family Trust contributed funds for operating expenses and art acquisition.

The Foundation acquired 1 work of art: Tara Donovan, Untitled (Broken glass painting), 2008, 52 x 43 in.

In December, Strauss Family Trust gifted 1 work of art to the Foundation (Jörg Immendorff).

In November, The Foundation committed to a loan of 15 works of art to University San Diego for exhibition “Game Changer #1” in the student Pavilion, February 11 – March 1, 2013.

The number of visitors to the Foundation Gallery for the year totaled 391 guests, comprised of 21 visits including 11 museum groups and 10 art-affinity groups.

Art under control of the Foundation: 60 art works (1 Strauss Family Trust gift and 1 Foundation purchase).  There was a total of 19 loans.

The Foundation reappointed the same Directors to serve for an additional year until March 31, 2015.

Strauss Family Trust contributed funds for operating expenses and art acquisition

On March 31, The Foundation accepted a request by Isabel Condoya Ferrer, Exhibition Director for Picasso Museu Barcelona, Spain, for the loan of our Fred Wilson, mixed media, C-print & video Picasso/Whose Rules?, 1991.  The exhibition was March 6 – June 29, 2014, and consisted of 70 works.

The Foundation signed a loan agreement on October 4 with USD for “Game Changer #2,” a loan of 20 Foundation works for a major exhibition at the Student Pavilion, February 2 – March 1, 2014.

The Foundation signed a loan agreement on August 24 with MCASD for a loan of four major Foundation artworks including an eight-piece room installation, Table and Its Belongings, by Nelson Leirner and three other large works for exhibition at MCASD, November 14 – February 2, 2014.

USD Student Pavilion; Major Exhibition: “Game Changer 1” consisting of 15 works, February 11 – March 1, 2013, to be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.

The Foundation loaned Guillermo Kuitca artwork to the SDMA on January 30 for exhibition, April 4 – October 4, 2013.

Strauss Family Trust made a loan to the Foundation of Yin Xiuzhen, Untitled Clothes, 2009, from August 8 – December 31, 2013.

Art Purchases (5):

Mel Chin, 9-11/9-11, 2007, 2010, Video of post 9-11 & Chile’s overthrow of Dictator Pinochet, (via internet license & small fee);

Kahn & Selesnick, High Water Mark Ed. 5, 2012, pigment print, 36 x 36 in.

David Altmejd, Untitled 5 (Puddles) 2013, wood, mirror, paint, 42.5 x 60 x 5 in.

Thu Van Tran, De Vert a Orange #6, 2013, photo, alcohol, pigment, rust, 70 x 59 in.

Elliott Hundley, Window, 2013, Paint & mixed media on wood, 75 x 63 in.

The number of visitors for the year was 446 guests, comprised of 17 visits to the Foundation Gallery. The exhibition of 15 works from the Foundation at USD drew 1,010 visitors for a total of 1,456 visitors of the Foundation’s art for the year.

Art under control of the Foundation: 66 art works (5 Foundation purchases).  There was a total of 21 loans.

The Foundation appointed the same Directors to serve for an additional year until March 31, 2016.

Strauss Family Trust contributed funds for operating expenses and art acquisition

Art Loan: MCASD Exhibition, Downtown; Nov 14, 2013 – February2, 2014; 4 works including Nelson Leirner, Table and Its Belongings, 2002.

Art Loan: MCASD Exhibition, Downtown; Jan 11, 2014 – Apr 30, 2014; Elliott Hundley, Window, 2013.

Art Loan: USD Student Pavilion; Major Exhibition: “Game Changer 2”, 20 Works, February 2 – March 1, 2014, to be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.

Art Loan: MCASD Galleries (for future exhibition); indefinite loan commencing February11, 2014; Frank Stella, Mogielnica III, 1972 Polish Village Series, 10 x 10’.

Art Loan: Museo Picasso, Barcelona; Major Picasso Exhibition of 70 Works; March 6 – June 29, 2014; Fred Wilson, Picasso/Whose Rules?, 1991.

Art Loan: Strauss Family Trust extended the loan to The Foundation of Yin Xiuzhen, Untitled Clothes, 2009, from to December 31, 2015.

Art Purchases (2):

Matthew Day Jackson, LIFE, May 1, 1964 (rust), 2013, silkscreen on Corten steel panel, rusted, 35 x 27 x1.5 in;

Ralph Fleck, Stadbild 3/III Roma, 2014, paint on canvas, 47.25 x 47.25 in.

The Foundation signed loan agreement November 15, 2014, with California Center for the Arts Escondido (CCAE) for a major exhibition called “Contemporary Constructions” consisting of 22 works of art and sculpture in their Grand Galleries, January 22 to February 22, 2015.

There were 18 visits to the Foundation Gallery and a major museum loan of 20 art works to the USD for a grand total of 1,123 visitors.

As of December2014, Strauss Family Trust gifted 48 works. The Foundation purchased 20 works.

Art under control of the Foundation: (as of November 2014): 68 art works (2 Foundation purchases).  There was a total of 27 loans.

The Foundation appointed the same Directors to serve for an additional year until March 31, 2016.

Strauss Family Trust contributed funds for operating expenses and art acquisition.

Art Loan: California Center for the Arts Escondido (CCAE) Exhibition, January 8 – February 28, 2015, Contemporary Constructions: Selections from the Strauss Family Foundation, consisting of 22 POF works of art.

Art Loan: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) Galleries; indefinite loan commencing February 11, 2014; Frank Stella: Mogielnica III, 1972, Polish Village Series, 10 x 10’.

Art Loan: Wexner Center for the Arts (Ohio State University) Exhibition, September 19 – December 27, 2015. Fred Wilson, Picasso/Whose Rules?, 1991, for inclusion in a major exhibition.

Art Loan: Museum Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), exhibition “Local Masters,” September 19, 2015 – January 10, 2016: Julian Schnabel, Beatriz Milhazes, Georg Baselitz.

Art Loan: San Diego State University (SDSU) Exhibition, Downtown, October 27, 2015 – January 27, 2016. “Presence: Selections from the Strauss Family Foundation,” consisting of 31 art works and accompanied by an illustrated brochure.

There were 11 visits to the Foundation Gallery and 1,185 visitors to view Foundation art (add count of SDSU Downtown Gallery Exhibition on going approx. 500 viewers as of November 12

As of December 31, 2015, Strauss Family Trust gifted 48 works and the Foundation purchased 22 works.

Art under control of the Foundation: (as of December31, 2015): 70 art works (2 Foundation purchases).  There was a total of 57 loans.

The Foundation appointed the same Directors to serve for an additional year until January 31, 2017.

Strauss Family Trust contributed funds for operating expenses and art acquisition.

Art Loan: Wexner Center for the Arts (Ohio State University) Exhibition, September19 – December27, 2015, extended through February2017. Fred Wilson: Picasso/Whose Rules?, 1991, for inclusion in a major exhibition.

Art Loan: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) Downtown; MacArthur Binion: DNA Black Painting II, 2015; Exhibition December 15, 2016 – April 30, 2017

Art Loan: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) Galleries; Frank Stella: Mogielnica III, 1972, Polish Village Series, 10 x 10’; indefinite loan commencing February 11, 2014;

Art Loan: San Diego State University (SDSU), Downtown Gallery, October 27, 2015 – January 27, 2016. “Presence: Selections from the Strauss Family Foundation,” consisting of 16 art works and accompanied by an illustrated brochure.

Art Loan: Museum Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), “Local Masters,” September 19, 2015 – January 10, 2016: Julian Schnabel, Beatriz Milhazes, Georg Baselitz.

Art Loan: “Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings” The Lowe Museum, Miami; The Modern, Ft. Worth; The Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC; N. Carolina Museum of Art; The Sheldon Museum of Art, Kansas; August 29, 2016 – May 13, 2018; Donald Sultan: Veracruz, 1986

Art Loan: The Strauss Family Trust loaned San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA); Richard Deacon: Tomorrow, 2000;

Art Gift: The Strauss Family Trust gifted the Foundation: Kunisada Toyokuni III, Untitled, circa 1850, on November 5, 2016.

Art Gift: The Strauss Family Trust gifted the Foundation Yin Xiuzhen, Untitled Clothes, 2009, on December 16, 2016.

Art Purchase:  Jack Whitten, Cupcakes II, 2013 on May 16, 2016.

There were 14 visits to the Foundation Gallery plus one major museum exhibitions (San Diego State University SDSU) totaling 1,604 visitors to view Foundation art – including 16-piece exhibition at SDSU Downtown Galley Exhibition of 1,442 viewers.

Art under control of the Foundation: (as of December 31, 2016): Art under control of The Foundation: 74 art works including 50 gifts from M&I Strauss and 24 Foundation purchases. There was a total of 13 loans.

The Foundation appointed the same Directors to serve for an additional year until January 31, 2018.

Strauss Family Trust contributed funds for operating expenses and art acquisition.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD); Frank Stella: Mogielnica III, 1972, Polish Village Series (10 x 10’); indefinite loan commencing February 11, 2014;

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, October 19, 2016. McArthur Binion, DNA: Black Painter: II, 2015, oil paint stick and paper on board. 72 x 48 in. Collaboration of San Diego African Am. Museum Fine Art, December 15 – April 30, 2017. (Extended through January 31, 2018).  MacArthur Binion was represented in the 2017 Venice Biennale in the central pavilion with a whole room consisting of eight paintings, one very similar to ours.

University of California Davis, Shrem Museum of Art. McArthur Binion, DNA: Black Painter: II, 2015, oil paint stick, paper on board. 72 x 48 in. September28-December28, 2017.

Art Loan (POF): The Modern, Ft. Worth TX, Donald Sultan, Veracruz, November 18, 1986, Painting (oil, tar, linoleum tiles, plaster on panel), 2 x 21 x 41 in. The Modern: “Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings” (August 2016 – June 2018): Lowe Art Museum, September – December 2016; Modern Art Museum Fort Worth, February – April 2017; Smithsonian American Art Museum, May – September 2017; North Carolina Museum of Art, September – December 2017; Sheldon Museum of Art, January – May 2018. Indefinite loan Strauss Family Trust to Strauss Family Foundation (2016).

San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA). Richard Deacon Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow(G), 2000. 63 x 42 in. March 25 – July 25, 2017

Art Loan (SFT to POF): Ed Moses, Therm Reac-tor, 1993, acrylic and shellac on canvas, 78 x 66 in. Indefinite loan Strauss Family Trust to Strauss Family Foundation (2017)

Update to Prior Loan: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) Galleries; indefinite loan commencing February 11, 2014 – February 10, 2016; Frank Stella: Mogielnica III, 1972, Polish Village Series, 10 x 10’.

Update to Prior Loan: Wexner Center for the Arts (Ohio State University) Exhibition, September 19 – December 27, 2015. Fred Wilson: Picasso/Whose Rules?, 1991, for inclusion in a major exhibition. The loan is involuntarily extended until approximately Feb. 2017 to allow completion of damage created by a disgruntled guard let go 4 years prior who on November 29, 2015 devastating 36 of the 70 exhibition works with a black spray paint can and a gun. A Pace Gallery designated restorer under the supervision of the artist Fred Wilson is doing the restoration. Our Fred Wilson damaged on November 29 by a disgruntled guard has been returned totally restored by the artist using a new archival print sourced from MOMA and with the imprimatur of the Picasso Foundation. This is a magisterial piece of conceptual art and with the infamous provenance adding to its appeal.

Strauss Family Trust Art (SFT) Gift; Yin Xiuzhen, Untitled Clothes, 2009. Mixed media, 95-11/16 x 96-7/16 in.

Art Purchase: Roy Lichtenstein, Imperfect Diptych, 1988 edition 10 of 45. Twenty-one color woodcut/screen print/collage, 57-7/8 x 93-3/4 in. Produced by Gemini

Foundation Gallery and Collection Art showings:  There were 18 visits to the Foundation Gallery totaling 373 visitors to view Foundation art (see attached). There were no extended gallery art loans to local institutions, but we have reached a new pinnacle as a community resource with showings to three community college art classes and two Universities. This included payment for cost of bus to bring 21 students from SDSU. We also hosted a La Jolla Country Day Senior Art class.

Art under control of the Foundation: (as of November 2017): 75 art works including 50 gifts from M&I Strauss and 25 Foundation purchases. There was a total of 10 loans.

ArtNews 2017 World Top 200 Collectors renewed for tenth consecutive year.  Two works featured in printed publication: Lari Pittman What? (SFT) and Fred Wilson, Picasso/Whose Rules? (POF).

The Foundation appointed six Directors to serve for an additional year until January 31, 2020.

Strauss Family Trust contributed funds for operating expenses and art acquisition.

Art Loan: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD); Frank Stella: Mogielnica III, 1972, Polish Village Series, 10 x 10’; indefinite loan commencing February 11, 2014;

Art Loan (POF): The Modern, Ft. Worth TX, Donald Sultan, Veracruz, November 18, 1986, Painting (oil, tar, linoleum tiles, plaster on panel), 2 x 21 x 41 in. The Modern: “Donald Sultan: The Disaster Paintings” (August 2016 – June 2018): Lowe Art Museum, September – December 2016; Modern Art Museum Fort Worth, February – April 2017; Smithsonian American Art Museum, May – September 2017; North Carolina Museum of Art, September – December 2017; Sheldon Museum of Art, January – May 2018.  SFT to POF gift 2017

Art Loan (SFT to POF): Ed Moses, Therm Reac-tor, 1993. SFT to POF gift 2017

Art Loan (SFT): Mnuchin Gallery, New York. Artist: Sean Scully, Bars of Light, 2002, for exhibition February 27 – April 14, accompanied by fully illustrated catalogue, forward by Michael, ours illustrated Page 42.

Art Loan (SFT to POF): Ross Bleckner, Ninth Examined Life, 1991 to Strauss Family Foundation Gallery; Exhibition from August 18, 2018 indefinitely.

Art Loan (SFT to POF): Ross Bleckner, Purple Dome, 1993 to Strauss Family Foundation Gallery; Exhibition from August 18, 2018 indefinitely.

Art Loan (SFT to POF): Sterling Ruby, Untitled, 2015, to Strauss Family Foundation Gallery; Exhibition from August 18, 2018 to November 25, 2018.

Art Loan (SFT): Louisiana Museum Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark. Cecily Brown, All the Nightmares Came Today, 2012, to exhibition from August 11, 2018 to March 3, 2019, accompanied by catalogue.

Art Purchases (14):

Yves Zurstrassen, Multiple Abstractions – 07 10 01, 2007, oil on canvas, 47 x 47 in.

Alison Zuckerman, Surreal Daydreamer, 2018, acrylic/archival CMYK ink on canvas, 84 x 84 in.

Paul Onditi, The Gap, 2017, oil on poly-laminate canvas, 55.12 x 44.1 in.

Paul Onditi, After All, 2017, oil on poly-laminate canvas, 55.12 x 44.1 in.

Jonathan Meese, Dr Lizzard Mees’ Mona Erz, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 120.5 x 100.3 x 3.3 cm.

Birgit Megerle, Summer Crossing I, 2013, oil on canvas, 70 x 60 cm.

Birgit Megerle, Summer Crossing II, 2013, oil on canvas, 70 x 60 cm.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, Flexible, 1984/2016, (print edition 62/85); color screenprint, 62 x 46 in.

Carrie Mae Weems, Scenes & Take (Vertigo), 2016, (edition of 5 with 2 AP, AP 1 of 2); archival pigment print on canvas, 36.375 x 71.375 in.

Elizabeth Malaska, Form and Void, 2017, oil, Flashe, charcoal, pencil on canvas, 60 x 48 in.

Caitlin Lonegan, Untitled, 2016, oil, metallic oil, iridescent oil on canvas, 19 x 15 in.

Aliza Nisenbaum, Camilo’s Choreography, 2018, oil on linen, 75 x 95 in.

Trudy Benson, Pink Square, 2018, oil and acrylic on canvas, 61 x 66 in.

Trudy Benson, Floaters, 2018, oil and acrylic on canvas, 61 x 66 in.

Art Gift (SFT to POF): Ed Moses, Therm Reac-tor, 1993

Art Gift (SFT to POF): Donald Sultan, Veracruz November 18, 1986

Foundation Gallery and Collection Art showings:  There were 21 visits to the Foundation Gallery totaling 537 visitors to view Foundation art (see attached). There were no extended gallery art loans to local institutions. However, we had 10 visits from universities, community colleges, museums, public institutions.

Art under control of the Foundation: (as of November 2018): 90 art works including 52 gifts from M&I Strauss and 38 Foundation purchases. There was a total of 10 loans.

ArtNews 2018 World Top 200 Collectors renewed for eleventh consecutive year.  2017 Art News, two works featured in printed publication: Lari Pittman, What? (SFT) and Fred Wilson, Picasso/Whose Rules? (POF).

ADDENDUM (post-Annual Meeting):

Art Gift: SFT Gift to POF (December): Ross Bleckner, Purple Dome, 1993;

Art Purchases (Miami Art Basel – December): Aaron Curry, Spaced, 2016; Sabine Moritz, Regen, 2018;

New total, art under the control of Foundation, is 93;

New Director Appointment: Cristina Della Coletta

The Foundation appointed seven Directors to serve for an additional year until January 31, 2021.

Strauss Family Trust contributed funds for operating expenses and art acquisition.

Art Loan: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD); Frank Stella: Mogielnica III, 1972, Polish Village Series, 10 x 10’; indefinite loan commencing February 11, 2014; returned to SFT in 2019

Art Loan (SFT): Mnuchin Gallery, New York, Sean Scully, Bars of Light, 2002, exhibition February 27 – April 14, 2018, I catalogue, ours illustrated Page 42. (02.22.18).

Art Loan (SFT to POF): Ross Bleckner, Ninth Examined Life, 1991 to Strauss Family Foundation Gallery; Exhibition August 18, 2018 indefinitely. (08.18.18).

Art Loan (SFT to POF): Ross Bleckner, Purple Dome, 1993 to Strauss Family Foundation Gallery; Exhibited August 18, 2018 indefinitely. (08.18.18). SFT to POF gift 2018

Art Loan (SFT to POF): Sterling Ruby, Several Wolves (window pane), 2018, to Strauss Family Foundation Gallery; Exhibited August 18, 2018 to November 25, 2018. (08.18.18).

Art Loan (SFT): Louisiana Museum Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, Cecily Brown, All the Nightmares Came Today, 2012 exhibition from August 11, 2018 to March 3, 2019, catalogue, ours illustrated on page (08.18.18)

Art Loan (SFT to POF): Alex Katz, Maria at Night, 1998, exhibited June 5 – September 6, 2019.

Art Loan (SFT): Larry Pittman, How Sweet the Day After This and That, 1988, UCLA Hammer Museum, LA, CA. exhibited September 29 – January 5, 2020.

Art Gift (SFT to POF): Art gift SFT to POF, Ross Bleckner, Ninth Examined Life, loan to POF indefinite August 2018 to present, gifted to POF December 27, 2019.

Art Gift (SFT to POF): Art gift SFT to POF, Kenneth Noland, Sunshine and Snow, 1994, loan to POF indefinite August 2008 to present, gifted to POF December 29, 2019.

Art Purchases (5):

David Altmejd, Fan of Sole, 2017, fiberglass resin sculpture. 71-1/16 x 53 3/8 x 9 7/8 in.

Sabine Moritz, Border Checkpoint, 2010, charcoal, oil crayon, pastel on paper, 18.25 x 14.25 in.

Sabine Moritz, Battlefield, 2012, charcoal, oil crayon, pastel on paper, 14.25 x 18.25 in.

Sabine Moritz, Helikopter Grey, 2012, charcoal, oil crayon, pastel on paper, 14.25 x 18.25 in.

Fabio Viale, Contemporary Venus, 2017, white Carrara marble sculpture, tattoos, 8’ x 6’x 5.5’

Foundation Gallery and Collection Art showings:  There were 23 visits to the Foundation Gallery totaling 674 visitors to view Foundation art. However, we had 18 visits from universities, community colleges, museums, public institutions.

Art under control of the Foundation (as of December 2019): 99 art works including 54 gifts from M &I Strauss and 45 Foundation purchases.

Art News 2019 World Top 200 Collectors renewed for eleventh consecutive year and 2019 Art Styles Magazine for second consecutive year.

The Foundation reappointed seven Directors to serve for an additional year until January 31, 2022.

Strauss Family Trust contributed funds for operating expenses and art acquisition.

Art Loan (SFT): Larry Pittman, How Sweet the Day After This and That, 1988, UCLA Hammer Museum, LA. Exhibited September 29 – January 5, 2020.

Art Loan (SFT to POF): Mickalene Thomas, October 1977, 2019, December 9, 2019 – March 25, 2020.

Art Loan (SFT to POF): Fiona Rae, Cute Motion! So Lovely! 2005. January 6, 2020 – indefinitely

Art Loan (POF): Kahn & Selesnick, High Water Mark, 2012. Loan to Lux Art for Institute Kahn & Selesnick Exhibition, April 4 – May 30, 2020

Art Purchases (3):

Sara VanDerBeek, Roman Woman VIII, 2013, two digital C-Prints, 20.5 x 16.375 in.

Nalini Malani, Little Girls Shouldn’t Wander Off, 2017, Reverse painted acrylic, ink, and enamel, on acrylic sheet, in three parts, 19.3 x 27.4 in. each

Eric Aho, Tiered Falls, 2019, oil on linen, 60 x 50 in.

Art Gifts SFT to POF (3):

Ross Bleckner, Ninth Examined Life, 1991, oil on canvas, 96 x 72 in.

Kenneth Noland, Sunshine and Snow, 1994, acrylic on canvas, 99-5/8 x 81-3/8 in.

Fiona Rae, Cute Motion! So Lovely!, 2005, oil, acrylic and gouache on canvas, 91 x 75 in.

Foundation Gallery and Collection Art showings:  There were 2 visits to the Foundation Gallery totaling 52 visitors to view Foundation art. COVID-19 forced the suspension of tours as of March 1, 2020, resuming TBD.

Art under control of the Foundation: (as of September 2020): 103 art works including 55 gifts from M&I Strauss and 48 Foundation purchases.

Art News 2020 World Top 200 Collectors renewed for twelfth consecutive year.

The COVID-19 pandemic persisted throughout all of 2021 and the Strauss Family Foundation had no visitors in compliance with government restrictions. We therefore suspended operations and spent the year maintaining the Collection and meeting our administrative responsibilities. In order to reopen in the future, we need to accomplish the following.

Appointment of Directors is hereby extended for one year to January 31, 2023

Foundation Slate of Officers and Commmitee Assignments remain the same

Strauss Family Trust contributed funds for operating expenses and art acquisition.

There were no art gifts or purchases in 2021.

Tours ceased in February 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

Art under control of the Foundation: (as of September 2021): 103 art works including 55 gifts from M&I Strauss and 48 Foundation purchases.

We are hoping that the new year will lead to a resumption of activity and all of out esteemed Directors will remain on board.

COMING SOON