Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies' Original Print and Photography Collections

Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies' Original Print and Photography Collections

Curated by Robert Storr
Chairman of FAPE’s Professional Fine Arts Committee and Dean of the Yale School of Art   | show bio

About Robert Storr

Robert Storr is an artist, curator and critic who currently serves as Dean of the Yale School of Art. Storr graduated from Swarthmore with high honors in French and History in 1972. He received an M.F.A. in painting from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1978.

Mr. Storr was Curator and then Senior Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, from 1990 to 2002. There he organized numerous exhibitions, including DISLOCATIONS (a survey of installation art), and a selection of the gifts made to MoMA by Philip Johnson, as well as retrospectives of Elizabeth Murray, Gerhard Richter, Max Beckmann, Tony Smith, and Robert Ryman, in addition to coordinating the Projects series from 1990 to 2000. In 2002, he was named the first Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Mr. Storr has also taught at the CUNY Graduate Center and the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies as well as the Rhode Island School of Design, Tyler School of Art, New York Studio School and Harvard University, and has been a frequent lecturer in this country and abroad. He has been a contributing editor at Art in America since 1981 and writes frequently for Artforum, Parkett, Art Press (Paris), Frieze (London) and Corriere della Serra (Milan). He has written numerous catalogs, articles and books, including Philip Guston (Abbeville, 1986), September: A History Painting by Gerhard Richter (Tate Gallery 2011), and the forthcoming Intimate Geometries: The Work and Life of Louise Bourgeois.

Among his many honors he has received a Penny McCall Foundation Grant for painting, a Norton Family Foundation Curator Grant and honorary doctorates from, among others, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Swarthmore College, as well as awards from the American Chapter of the International Association of Art Critics, a special AICA award for Distinguished Contribution to the Field of Art Criticism, an ICI Agnes Gund Curatorial Award and the Lawrence A. Fleischman Award for Scholarly Excellence in the Field of American Art History from the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art. In 2000, the French Ministry of Culture presented him with the medal of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and in 2010, made him an "Officier" of the same order. He was Director of Visual Arts for the 2007 edition of the Venice Biennale 2007, the first American invited to oversee this prestigious international exhibition of contemporary art.
July 3, 2014
By partnering with American artists, the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE) has donated permanent works of art to U.S. embassies around the world to fulfill its mission of cultural diplomacy. As of 2014, FAPE's contributions include works by more than 200 preeminent American artists placed in more than 140 countries.

These images are works from FAPE's Original Print and Photography Collections, now on view at the Museum at Guild Hall in East Hampton through July 27, 2014.

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25 1/8 x 19 inches, Linocut. Gift of the artist to the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies.

23 x 31 3/8 inches, Intaglio. Gift of the artist to the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies.

36 1/2 x 19 1/8 inches, Lithograph. Gift of the artist and Gemini G.E.L. LLC to the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies.

33 1/2 x 47 inches, Spitbite/aquatint. Gift of the artist and Gemini G.E.L. LLC to the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies with additional funding provided by Bank of America.

41 x 27 1/8 inches, Lithograph. Gift of the artist to the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies.

35 1/2 x 24 inches, Lithograph/screenprint. Gift of the artist and Gemini G.E.L. LLC to the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies.

40 x 30 inches, 2 color screenprint. Gift of the artist and Gemini G.E.L. LLC to the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies with additional funding provided by Bank of America.

24 x 30 inches, Chromogenic color print. Gift of the artist to the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies with additional funding provided by Bank of America.

5 x 7 feet, Digital C-print. Gift of the artist to the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies with additional funding provided by Bank of America. © Carrie Mae Weems. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY.

36 x 44 inches, Pigment print. Gift of the artist to the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies with additional funding provided by Bank of America.

45 1/2 x 30 3/4 inches, Lithograph. Gift of the artist to the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies.

79 x 39 inches, Silkscreen/lithograph. Gift of the artist and Tyler Graphics Ltd. to the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies.