The Fisher Collection Arrives in Provence from San Francisco
I was very pleased to learn that the Granet will be embracing some 50 paintings and sculptures from one of the collections I hold near and dear, from the famous Fisher Collection on loan from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). All of these paintings and sculptures are on loan for the summer and autumn of 2015 at the Musée Granet, benefiting from the temporary closure for the massive remodeling work of the Californian of modern and contemporary art temple.
A little about the Fisher Collection:
Comprising of more than 1,100 works by 185 artists, the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection is one of the greatest private collections of modern and contemporary art in the world. SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) has forged a historic partnership with the Fisher family to share this extraordinary collection. The Fishers started collecting art in the 1970s. Their first purchases included prints, which were used to adorn the walls of an office building for Gap, the retail company they co-founded in 1969. Soon, their passion grew and they began adding paintings, sculpture, drawings, photographs, and other media. Over the years, the Fishers amassed a museum-quality collection of works by 20th- and 21st- century European masters from movements including Pop Art, Figurative Art, Minimalism, Abstraction, Conceptualism, Photorealism, and Color-field painting. The Fishers collected the work of artists they admired in depth, and the collection features major groupings of seminal works by Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, Anselm Kiefer, Roy Lichtenstein, Agnes Martin, Gerhard Richter, Richard Serra, and Andy Warhol, to name a few.(Source: SFMOMA)
This summer this masterpiece collection hits the road stopping off first at the Palais in Paris, then arriving here in Aix, with some 50 paintings and sculptures from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) …which I can now re-experience in Provence. The SFMOMA is undergoing a massive renovation, so I am guessing it is an ideal time to send this precious collection of to a new venue.
Musée Granet Exhibition:
ICÔNES AMERICAINES – CHEFS-D’OEUVRE DU SFMOMA ET DE LA COLLECTION FISHER:
Featuring Andy Warhol, Sol LeWitt, Alexander Calder, Cy Twombly (painting featured), Roy Lichtenstein, Chuck Close
This Summer: July 11 though October 18, 2015
Image Credits: Modern Painting by Cy Twombly Courtesy of SFMOMA; Ancient Jewels Courtesy of the The Musée Granet; Painting by Chuck Close “Agnes” courtesy of SFMOMA.