Museum Of Modern Art (New York) acquires collection of Brussels-based collectors

Want another proof of the fact that Belgium has some pretty good art collectors? Here it is. The Museum of Modern Art (New York) has just acquired the Daled collection, a key collection of American and European conceptual art from the 1960s and 1970s. It was assembled between 1966 and 1978 by Brussels-based collectors Herman J. Daled and Nicole Daled-Verstraeten. The collection includes 223 works across all mediums. It comprises some 60 works by Marcel Broodthaers as well as works by Vito Acconci, Daniel Buren, James Lee Byars and Dan Graham. The Museum will also acquire the collector’s archives. Going to New York shortly? A selection of more than 40 works from the Daled collection will be on view from June 22 onwards. MoMA-director Glenn D. Lowry considers this to be ‘among the most significant acquisitions in the Museum’s history‘. The collection was shown together for the first time in the summer of 2010 at Haus der Kunst, Munich, under the direction of Chris Dercon, now director of Tate Modern. Dercon? Yep, another Belgian.

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