New Work

Georg Herold

May 3–June 24, 1990

German artist Georg Herold's compositions subvert traditional boundaries between painting and sculpture and challenge established definitions of what constitutes art. Though he often works on canvas, he frequently incorporates nontraditional materials such as strips of wood, bricks, wire, electric cords, socks, buttons, paper scraps, and even caviar to create his trademark puns and paradoxes. This installment of the New Work series showcases the humor and wit found across Herold's work, from his inventive paintings and sculptures to his mixed-media installations.

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New Work: Georg Herold is generously supported by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's Collectors Forum and the National Endowment for the Arts.