Eli Broad Acquires Robotic 'Female Figure' for Collection

  • November 03, 2014 18:27

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Jordan Wolfson's Female Figure (2014) has been added to the Broad collection.

Plans to open a new contemporary art museum to house Eli and Edythe Broad's vast collection are delayed a year or so, and that could help a curatorial direction that may still be taking shape with new acquistions. One talked-about piece is the Broad's recent purchase of a life-sized talking and dancing 'Female Figure' by LA-based artist Jordan Wolfson.

'Female Figure' caused a stir at David Zwirner's Chelsea gallery last spring. The creepy robot lady dances and makes eye contact with onlookers. It could be a strategic purchase to stoke visitor engagement and social media buzz.

Construction delays and other setbacks have forced a later opening for the Broad Museum which looks to be in fall 2015. 

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