Exhibition

Don't Be Shy, Don't Hold Back

The Logan Collection at SFMOMA

December 08, 2012 - June 02, 2013

Showcasing nearly 40 major works from the 1960s to the 1990s, this exhibition celebrates the 15th anniversary of a gift of contemporary art from renowned collectors Vicki and Kent Logan that took SFMOMA's collection in bold new directions. The presentation spotlights pieces by Chuck Close, Philip Guston, Anselm Kiefer, Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter, Ed Ruscha, and Andy Warhol that form the foundation of the Logan collection. It also brings together artists working in New York in the 1980s, such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jeff Koons, and Cady Noland; "Young British Artists" like Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst; and Chinese and Japanese artists including Gu Wenda and Takashi Murakami, for a gathering of late-20th-century art that is stellar in quality and distinctively international in perspective.

  • Damien Hirst, Philip (The Twelve Disciples), 1994; steel, glass, formaldehyde solution, and bulls head; Collection SFMOMA, gift of Vicki and Kent Logan; Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved / DACS, London / ARS, New York; photo: Stephen White
  • Gu Wenda, united nations babel of the millennium (installation view), 1999; hair, glue, and rope; Collection SFMOMA, gift of Vicki and Kent Logan; Gu Wenda; photo: Ben Blackwell
  • Jeff Koons, Self-Portrait, 1991; marble; Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan, fractional and promised gift to the SFMOMA; Jeff Koons
  • Gerhard Richter, Reisebro (Travel Agency), 1966; oil on canvas; Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan, fractional and promised gift to the SFMOMA; Gerhard Richter; photo: Ian Reeves
  • Andy Warhol, Double Jackie, 1964; silkscreen ink on canvas; Collection SFMOMA, gift of Vicki and Kent Logan; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; photo: Ian Reeves
  • Fred Tomaselli, Field Guides, 2003; photocollage, gouache, acrylic, and resin on wood; Fractional and promised gift of Vicki and Kent Logan and Accessions Committee Fund purchase; Fred Tomaselli
  • Marlene Dumas, Cold Woman, 1995; oil on canvas; Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan, fractional and promised gift to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Marlene Dumas