Postcard sent by Hélio Oiticica (detail).
Detail of a postcard sent by Hélio Oiticica to the Drower family dated July 8, 1970.

Oiticica’s letters to London acquired by Tate

13 January 2015 

Following England & Co’s exhibition to launch Jill Drower’s book 99 Balls Pond Road: The Story of the Exploding Galaxy, the gallery is pleased to announce the acquisition by Tate of letters written to Drower by the Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica (1937-1980) in the 1970s. Oiticica spent a year in London (1968-69), where his radically immersive Eden ‘environment’ was installed at the Whitechapel Gallery.

England & Co: Exploding Galaxy.