© Henrik Kam
Exhibition

Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art

The Fisher Collection

May 14, 2016–ongoing

Floor 5

This exhibition of works from the 1960s and beyond features American 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 artworks addressing pressing social and political issues, in contrast to the highly subjective abstract painting that had dominated the previous decade. Many artists of this time employed commercial fabricators, worked collaboratively, or delegated to studio assistants, shifting emphasis from the creators to the means of production and provoking a dialogue about the nature of art and its position within American culture. Featuring works by artists from the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, including Chuck Close, Philip Guston, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol, among many others, this exhibition offers deeply relevant and differing lenses through which to consider the role of artists in society.

Installation of the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at SFMOMA is supported in part by the Henry Luce Foundation and an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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, Philip Guston's As It Goes

    Philip Guston, As It Goes, 1978; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © The Estate of Philip Guston

  • 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's untitled (to Barnett Newman) two

    Dan Flavin, untitled (to Barnett Newman) two, 1971; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Stephen Flavin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; photo: Don Ross/Katherine Du Tiel

  • Artwork image, Frank Stella, Charlotte Tokayer

    Frank Stella, Charlotte Tokayer, 1963; The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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.