Not New Work

Vincent Fecteau Selects from the Collection

July 25-November 08,, 2009

In a marked departure from past New Work shows, this exhibition presents drawings, paintings, and sculptures from the museum's collection selected by the San Francisco–based sculptor Vincent Fecteau. The artist mined the thousands of objects in SFMOMA's holdings, selecting 25 works that have rarely, if ever, been on display at the museum. The resulting exhibition — composed entirely of undiscovered, idiosyncratic gems — is unlike any other in the institution's history. Featured artists range from familiar names such as Lynda Benglis, Max Ernst, and Jess to the lesser-known Richard Feralla, Charles Howard, and Dorothy Reid.

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Learn more about the New Work series.

The New Work series is organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and is generously supported by Collectors Forum, the founding patron of the series. Major funding is also provided by Martha and Bruce Atwater, the Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, Robin Wright and Ian Reeves, and Ali and John Walecka.

Media support provided by San Francisco magazine.

  • Christopher Wilmarth, two wooden cylinders connected by piece of glass
    Chistopher Wilmarth, New, 1968; Collection SFMOMA, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dirickson, Jr.; 2009 Estate of Christopher Wilmarth
  • Max Ernst, reflective pink sculpture
    Max Ernst, Bauta, 1964; Collection SFMOMA, gift of Peggy Guggenheim; 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris
  • Lynda Benglis, dark organic sculpture
    Lynda Benglis, Lambda, 1972-73; Collection SFMOMA, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred H. Daniels; Lynda Benglis / Licensed by VAGA, New York
  • Jess, figurative painting of pot on table
    Jess, Pandora Dawn, 1959; Collection SFMOMA, gift of Robert S. Rheem; 2009 JESS -The Jess Collins Trust
  • Judy Chicago, pink blue and purple organic sculpture
    Judy Chicago, Georgia O'Keeffe Plate #1, 1979; Collection SFMOMA, gift of Mary Ross Taylor; 2009 Judy Chicago / Artists Rights Society (ARS) New York