The Story of the Image

Related Exhibition Robert Bechtle

Thursday, April 07, 2005, 6:00 p.m.

The Schwab Room

In 1981, Schjeldahl wrote, "[Robert] Bechtle's realism is symbolically vibrant. It makes a symbolic connection between the completely seen and the completely known." Using Bechtle's photorealist paintings as a starting point, Schjeldahl explores the narrative aspect of painting and its peculiar interplay with photography.

$15 general; $10 SFMOMA members, students, and seniors. Tickets are available at the Museum (no surcharge) or " target="_blank">online.


Peter Schjeldahl, art critic, The New Yorker