© Henrik Kam
Exhibition

German Art after 1960

The Fisher Collection

May 14, 2016–ongoing

Floor 6

German artists emerging after 1960 explored the postwar landscape—situated between recent disaster and emerging prosperity—with a combination of skepticism, uncertainty, and excitement to begin anew. Drawn from the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, this exhibition features single-artist galleries devoted to leading German artists such as Georg Baselitz, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Anselm Kiefer, Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter. Showcasing the span of entire careers or significant artistic phases, the installation offers unparalleled insight into these artists’ development.

Installation of the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at SFMOMA is supported in part by the Henry Luce Foundation and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Entry to this exhibition is included with general admission. Tickets are available now; advance online purchase is highly recommended.

Header image: © Henrik Kam

Exhibition Preview

  • Artwork image, Gerhard Richter's Seestück (Seascape)

    Gerhard Richter, Seestück (Seascape), 1998; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Gerhard Richter; photo: Ben Blackwell

  • Artwork image, Gerhard Richter's Stadtbild Madrid (Cityscape Madrid)

    Gerhard Richter, Stadtbild Madrid (Cityscape Madrid), 1968; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Gerhard Richter; photo: Ian Reeves

  • Artwork image, Sigmar Polke, Untitled

    Sigmar Polke, Untitled, 2003; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Estate of Sigmar Polke / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, Germany; photo: courtesy Michael Werner, Inc., New York

  • Artwork image, Georg Baselitz, Ludwig Richter auf dem Weg zur Arbeit (Ludwig Richter on His Way to Work)

    Georg Baselitz, Ludwig Richter auf dem Weg zur Arbeit (Ludwig Richter on His Way to Work), 1965; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Georg Baselitz; photo: courtesy David Zwirner, New York

  • Artwork image, Georg Baselitz Elke im Lehnstuhl (Elke in Armchair)

    Georg Baselitz, Elke im Lehnstuhl (Elke in Armchair), 1976; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Georg Baselitz; photo: Ian Reeves

  • Artwork image, Anselm Kiefer, Sulamith

    Anselm Kiefer, Sulamith, 1983; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Anselm Kiefer

  • Artwork image, Anselm Kiefer's Die Meistersinger (The Mastersingers)

    Anselm Kiefer, Die Meistersinger (The Mastersingers), 1982; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Anselm Kiefer

  • Artwork image, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Kühltürme, Deutschland (Cooling Towers, Germany)

    Bernd and Hilla Becher, Kühltürme, Deutschland (Cooling Towers, Germany), 1966–1990; the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Estate of Bernd and Hilla Becher

Related Publication

Published in conjunction with the museum’s reopening, this book highlights key works from the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, and includes texts by Neal Benezra and Gary Garrels.