One of Iceland’s most successful contemporary visual artists, Erró, donated 145 works of art to the Reykjavík Art Museum this week, which will be added to the museum’s collection of more than 3,000 artworks by Erró, paintings, drawings, collages and graphics.
From an earlier Erró exhibition, “Superheroes.”
Twenty years have passed since Erró donated the majority of these artworks to the Reykjavík Art Museum, 2,000 pieces, and the museum’s director Hafthór Yngvason told Morgunbladid that the anniversary will be remembered with various events this year.
“We will open an exhibition at the end of May and publish a book in relation to it,” Yngvason said. “We have been examining the collection […] and finding out where there are holes; what we’re missing.”
“Erró is now filling these holes. The donation counts 145 artworks, which is a very generous gift, the largest donation that he has made to the museum in many years,” Yngvason continued. “It is marvelous that he is thinking about the museum’s future this way.”
Erró will be present when the exhibition opens in May.