Exhibition

Paul Klee and Rex Ray

May 20–October 9, 2017

Floor 2

Entry to this exhibition is included with general admission.
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This intimate exhibition places artworks by Swiss-born modernist Paul Klee (1879–1940) alongside dazzling paintings by San Francisco artist and designer Rex Ray (1956–2015). Although separated by both time and place, their works share stunning formal similarities, including an exploration of geometric forms, the use of vibrant color, and playful, organic designs. Among other works, the exhibition features a rarely exhibited, intimate pastel watercolor by Klee from 1917 and an eye-popping collage by Ray from 1999.

Header image: Paul Klee, Fragmente (Fragments), 1937 (detail); collection SFMOMA, gift of Wilbur D. May

Exhibition Preview

Paul Klee, Fragmente (Fragments), 1937; collection SFMOMA, gift of Wilbur D. May

Rex Ray, Untitled #107, 2013; courtesy Gallery 16; © Estate of Rex Ray

Paul Klee, Initiale (Initial), 1917; extended loan and promised gift of the Carl Djerassi Trust I

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