Chistopher Wilmarth, New, 1968; Collection SFMOMA, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dirickson, Jr.; © 2009 Estate of Christopher Wilmarth
Max Ernst, Bauta, 1964; Collection SFMOMA, gift of Peggy Guggenheim; © 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris
Lynda Benglis, Lambda, 1972-73; Collection SFMOMA, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred H. Daniels; © Lynda Benglis / Licensed by VAGA, New York
Jess, Pandora Dawn, 1959; Collection SFMOMA, gift of Robert S. Rheem; © 2009 JESS -The Jess Collins Trust
Judy Chicago, Georgia O'Keeffe Plate #1, 1979; Collection SFMOMA, gift of Mary Ross Taylor; © 2009 Judy Chicago / Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York
In a marked departure from past New Work shows, this exhibition presents drawings, paintings, and sculptures from the museum's collection selected by the San Francisco–based sculptor Vincent Fecteau. The artist mined the thousands of objects in SFMOMA's holdings, selecting 25 works that have rarely, if ever, been on display at the museum. The resulting exhibition — composed entirely of undiscovered, idiosyncratic gems — is unlike any other in the institution's history. Featured artists range from familiar names such as Lynda Benglis, Max Ernst, and Jess to the lesser-known Richard Feralla, Charles Howard, and Dorothy Reid.
This exhibition guide (PDF, 64KB) maps the Not New Work installation, offering a diagram of Fecteau's movement through the museum's collection. The guide includes a curatorial statement, checklist, and map of the gallery, along with biographies of Fecteau and the featured artists.
This postcard set includes 13 installation photographs from various angles of sculptor Christopher Wilmarth's New, 1968. This project was developed in conjunction with the exhibition. Available for online and in-store purchase at the SFMOMA MuseumStore.
The New Work series is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and is generously supported by Collectors Forum, the founding patron of the series. Major funding is also provided by Martha and Bruce Atwater, the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, Robin Wright and Ian Reeves, and Ali and John Walecka.
Media support provided by San Francisco magazine.