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.