Exhibition

German Art After 1960

Ongoing

Floor 6

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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, 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.


Exhibition Preview

Gerhard Richter, Gymnastik (Gymnastics), 1967; the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Gerhard Richter

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

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

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

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

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


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.
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