The Robson Orr TenTen Award
A Government Art Collection/Outset Annual Commission
This annual print commission is awarded to an outstanding British artist every year for ten years with the support of philanthropists Sybil Robson Orr and Matthew Orr. The US/UK couple were inspired by an initiative by the US organisation, Foundation for Arts and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE). Introduced to the Government Art Collection by Outset Contemporary Art Fund, the Robson Orrs’ enthusiasm for supporting a UK art commission with global reach, became TenTen. This ten-year commitment will create important new additions to the Government Art Collection around the world. In addition, annual sales from eleven of the prints will be sold via Outset to raise funds for the GAC to acquire art by emerging talent in the UK.
Still Life with Artificial Flowers is an intricate print that evokes a snapshot of the artist’s mother’s front room in Birmingham. Hurvin Anderson graduated from Wimbledon School of Art in 1994 and his distinct painting style is informed both by British painters such as Leon Kossoff, Michael Andrews and David Hockney as well as a generation of Black British artists, Sonia Boyce, Eddie Chambers and Keith Piper.