© Henrik Kam
Exhibition

Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art

Ongoing

Floor 5

This exhibition of works from the 1960s and beyond features Pop and Minimal artists, as well as the work of key figures exploring the human form as subject. The 1960s saw a fresh focus on the external world, with many artists shifting emphasis from the act of creation to the means of production and provoking dialogue about the nature of art itself. This presentation features works by Richard Artschwager, Philip Guston, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol, among others.

Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art 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.

Entry to this exhibition is included with general admission.

Header image: © Henrik Kam

Exhibition Preview

  • Artwork image, Roy Lichtenstein

    Roy Lichtenstein, Figures with Sunset, 1978; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein; photo: Katherine Du Tiel

  • Artwork image, Chuck Close's Agnes

    Chuck Close, Agnes, 1998; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Chuck Close; photo: Ellen Page Wilson

  • A white canvas with straight, intersecting blue, red, and yellow lines

    Sol Lewitt, Wall Drawing 273, September 1975 (detail); The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © The LeWitt Estate / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; photo: Ian Reeves

  • Artwork image, Andy Warhol, Silver Marlon

    Andy Warhol, Silver Marlon, 1963; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

  • Artwork image, Wayne Thiebaud's Valley Streets

    Wayne Thiebaud, Valley Streets, 2003; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Wayne Thiebaud / Licensed by VAGA, New York; photo: courtesy Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco

  • Artwork image, Donald Judd's To Susan Buckwalter

    Donald Judd, To Susan Buckwalter, 1964; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Judd Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York; photo: Robert McKeever

  • Artwork image, Dan Flavin, monument for V. Tatlin

    Dan Flavin, "monument" for V. Tatlin, 1969; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Stephen Flavin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; photo: Katherine Du Tiel

  • Artwork image,  George Segal, Woman Shaving Her Leg

    George Segal, Woman Shaving Her Leg, 1963; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection; © The George and Helen Segal Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York; photo: Katherine Du Tiel

  • Joan Brown

    Joan Brown, The Vanity, 1973; collection SFMOMA, Paul L. Wattis Special Fund purchase; © Estate of Joan Brown


Focus Galleries

Richard Artschwager

Opening December 14, 2017


Richard Artschwager’s mercurial paintings and sculptures pair strange and familiar materials to confound visual perception. This focused presentation is drawn entirely from SFMOMA’s holdings and the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection and shows the range of Artschwager’s investigations in paintings, objects, furniture, and works on paper.


Sol LeWitt

February 24–September 18, 2018


Explore Sol LeWitt’s varied approaches to serial and progressive geometric structures. Seemingly simple open cubes and grids reveal the artist’s complex conceptual, mathematic, and aesthetic concerns. Includes work from the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection.



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.