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Art July, 9 2010

Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection

On view through September 19, 2010, Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection formalizes an unprecedented relationship between SFMOMA and the founders of the GAP.

About the exhibition -

This past February, SFMOMA announced an unprecedented partnership to house and display the collection of Gap founders Doris and Donald Fisher — more than 1,100 works by iconic 20th century artists — in a new museum expansion. Calder to Warhol provides a glimpse into SFMOMA’s future. This sweeping exhibition showcases the quality of the Fisher Collection, much of which has never been seen by the public. The Fishers collected the artists they loved in depth, purchasing extensive groupings of seminal works. The entire top two floors of the museum, including the Rooftop Garden, feature more than 160 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and video works by Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin, Gerhard Richter, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, and many more.

Above (in duplicate) – Alexander Calder, Eighteen Numbered Black, 1953; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at SFMOMA; © Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; photo: Ian Reeves.

After the jump – Andy Warhol, Nine Multicolored Marilyns [Reversal Series], 1976/1986; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at SFMOMA; © Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/ARS, New York; photo: Ian Reeves; and Gerhard Richter, Seestücke (Seascape), 1998; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at SFMOMA; © Gerhard Richter

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