Do you have a picture of Mao Zedong by Erró?
Reykjavík Art Museum requests information from the public about collages and paintings of the former Chineese leader Mao Zedong. The museum seeks the information about the artwork for documentation and also for potential loan of the artwork for an upcoming exhibition in May 1st. 2019. The pictures were made in the years of 1972-1980 and show Mao and his comrades in different citys of the world, i.e. Reykjavík.
In 1989 Erró gave the City of Reykjavík a large collection of his works, a total of about 2,000 items, including paintings, watercolours, graphic art, sculptures, collages and other works spanning the artist's entire career from his youth. In addition to the art works, Erró gave the city an extensive collection of private correspondence and other documents relevant to his artistic career. These rich sources are of great value for all research on the artist Erró and his time.
The collection has grown steadily over the years; Erró has continued to add to the gift and in addition works have been purchased for the collection, which now numbers about 4,000 works of art.