Afterimages: Pop Art and Beyond from the Fisher and SFMOMA Collections

March 5, 2022

Floor 5

Entry to this exhibition is included with general admission.

Opening in phases over the coming months, this exhibition examines how the cultural currents of the 1960s continue to shape the American consciousness today. From Andy Warhol’s portraits and Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ curtain of golden beads to Vija Celmins’s photorealist paintings and Kerry James Marshall’s memorializing tableaus, the first series of thematic galleries brings together artists and ideas associated with Pop art with later generations. Each highlights how artists have addressed celebrity and consumer culture, explored media representations of war and conflict, and reflected on personal and public forms of mourning and commemoration. This presentation will expand in the fall to explore the resonances that other cultural and artistic movements of the 1960s find today.


Exhibition Preview

Felix Gonzalez-Torres, “Untitled” (Golden), 1995; Collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, through prior gifts of J. D. Zellerbach, Gardner Dailey, and an anonymous donor; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, through prior gift of Solomon R. Guggenheim; and the Art Institute of Chicago, through prior gift of Adeline Yates; partial gift of Andrea Rosen in honor of Felix Gonzalez-Torres; © The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation, Courtesy Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
Roy Lichtenstein, Live Ammo (Tzing!), 1962; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein; Photo: Katherine Du Tiel
Andy Warhol, Triple Elvis [Ferus type], 1963; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Vija Celmins, Suspended Plane, 1966; Collection SFMOMA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Purchase, by exchange, through the bequest of Elise S. Haas; © Vija Celmins; Photo: Don Ross
Cady Noland, Enquirer Page with Eyes Cut Out, 1990; Collection SFMOMA
Accessions Committee Fund: gift of Frances and John Bowes, Collectors Forum, Shirley Ross Davis, and Byron R. Meyer; © Cady Noland
Kerry James Marshall, Souvenir III, 1998; Collection SFMOMA
Accessions Committee Fund purchase: gift of Shawn and Brook Byers, Collectors Forum, Emily Carroll and Thomas Weisel, Doris and Donald Fisher, Susan and Robert Green, Diane and Scott Heldfond, Patricia and Raoul Kennedy, Elaine McKeon, Elle Stephens, and Phyllis C. Wattis; © Kerry James Marshall; Photo: Ben Blackwell