German artists emerging after 1960 explored the postwar landscape—situated between recent disaster and rising prosperity—with a combination of skepticism, uncertainty, and excitement to begin anew. This exhibition features single-artist galleries devoted to leading German artists such as Georg Baselitz, Katharina Fritsch, Anselm Kiefer, Imi Knoebel, Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter. Showcasing the span of entire careers or significant artistic phases, the installation offers unparalleled insight into these artists’ development.
German Art after 1960 is the result of an innovative partnership established in 2009 between the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection and the San Francisco Museum of Museum Art. The galleries showcase the shared strengths and complementary nature of our holdings through presentations that blend artworks from the Fishers with pieces from the museum’s collection and occasionally other lenders.