Don't Be Shy, Don't Hold Back

The Logan Collection at SFMOMA


Since they began collecting in 1993, Vicki and Kent Logan have been guided by a belief that the best contemporary art reflects the culture of its era and has the potential to provide valuable insight into the issues facing individuals and communities around the world. Although the Logans have focused on collecting art at the time it was made, with particular emphasis on works by young and emerging artists, they have also recognized the importance of anchoring the collection with works by some of the key figures who paved the way for the next generation. Like Don't Be Shy, Don't Hold Back, the multimedia selection below represents artists in the Logan Collection whose work from the 1960s established a foundation for the more contemporary pieces to come as well as artists who emerged in New York in the 1980s and 1990s or were working internationally in that period.