Gallery Talk

Staff Picks: Marin Sarvé-Tarr on Richard Artschwager

Related Exhibition Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art, Part of Staff Picks

Friday, December 14, 2018

Floor 5, Silver Elevator Landing

Free with museum admission.

Photo: courtesy the speaker

Discover hidden gems and hear from multiple perspectives in this series of gallery talks. Each month, an SFMOMA staff member highlights work that pushes boundaries, defies expectations, and inspires deep thinking. You might find a new favorite!

This month, Fisher Collection Curatorial Fellow of Painting and Sculpture Marin Sarvé-Tarr will discuss the mind-bending works of Richard Artschwager currently presented together on Floor 5, which display the artist’s penchant for the bizarre.

Sarvé-Tarr has contributed to SFMOMA exhibitions and publications on artists including Artschwager, Sam Francis, and Joan Mitchell. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago and has held positions at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte, Paris. She was co-curator of Interiors and Exteriors: Avant-Garde Itineraries in Postwar France (2013–14) at the University of Chicago Smart Museum of Art and recently contributed to France and the Visual Arts since 1945: Remapping European Postwar and Contemporary Art.

The Grain of Pop in Richard Artschwager’s Portrait of Holly

Richard Artschwager’s Portrait of Holly (1967–68) blends drawing, painting, and photography to present the vivacious New York art dealer Holly Solomon in a rare moment of repose.