Desires and Necessities. New Incorporations to the MACBA Collection presents 86 works including new acquisitions made in the last three years – over half of which are exhibited here for the first time – together with works already belonging to the Collection. The title of the exhibition is inspired by Some Objects of Desire, the work of Lawrence Weiner that has presided over the atrium of MACBA since 2009. The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Richard Hamilton, one of the most important artists to the understanding of art in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and a great friend of MACBA. Exhibited here is his emblematic work Growth and Form, created by the artist and presented at the ICA, London, in 1951. Desires and Necessities revolves around a series of chapters focusing on groups of works that cover a wide chronological range of over six decades. The

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