The Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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Foreword by Neal Benezra; preface by Bob, Bill, and John Fisher; essay by Gary Garrels

176 pages, 141 illustrations, 10 ½ x 12 ½ inches, hardcover

Published in 2016

The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection is among the world’s greatest private collections of contemporary art. Founders of San Francisco–based Gap Inc., the couple began collecting prints to enliven the company’s offices in the mid-1970s, and they soon expanded their efforts to include paintings, sculpture, and drawings. Today their collection, which features notable concentrations of work by a number of the most seminal artists of our time, including Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, Ellsworth Kelly, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin, Gerhard Richter, Richard Serra, and Andy Warhol, is on extended loan to SFMOMA, where it is presented in tandem with the museums renowned collections of modern and contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design, and media art. This lavishly illustrated volume offers an introduction to the Fisher Collection at SFMOMA, highlighting the areas of focus it shares with the museum’s painting and sculpture holdings.

Published on the occasion of the inaugural presentation of the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

ISBN 9780918471949 (hardcover)

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Approaching American Abstraction


This exhibition of selected American artists in the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection explores the diverse approaches to abstraction developed since 1950.

Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art


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.

German Art after 1960


Drawn from the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, this exhibition features single-artist galleries devoted to leading German artists exploring the postwar landscape.

Alexander Calder

Motion Lab

May 14, 2016–October 1, 2017

Displayed both indoors and on adjacent terraces, this exhibition traces Calder’s explorations of motion from the late 1920s to the late 1960s

British Sculptors

May 14, 2016–September 10, 2017

This exhibition brings together more than forty years of sculpture by artists born or working in Great Britain.


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