it’s a warhol
Posted on Tuesday, August 28th 2012
Reblogged from deadbeat
Adams, 75, is one of America’s greatest living photographers. In the 1960s and 1970s he brought a new sensibility to photographing the most classic subject of American art, the land. By emphasizing man’s impact on Colorado and its suburbs in series such as “The New West” and “What We Bought,” Adams helped pioneer art that addressed our impact on the landscape and the Earth.
Pictured: Robert Adams, Sitka Spruce, Cape Blanco State Park, Curry County, Oregon, 1993-2003. Gift of Randi and Bob Fisher. © Robert Adams
Posted on Thursday, August 16th 2012
On exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. This is one of the most beautiful paintings I have come across in the art world.
Diego Rivera’s The Flower Carrier [formerly The Flower Vendor] (1935), part of our permanent collection.
Posted on Wednesday, August 8th 2012
Reblogged from RADICAL SNAIL
Rothko’s No. 14, 1960 is probably the most-photographed work of art in our collection.
Posted on Monday, July 23rd 2012
Reblogged from they seem wild but they are so tame
Happy Birthday Alexander Calder!
From our website:
Calder’s interest in movement appeared early in his figurative wire sculptures, which have a playful, mechanical sensibility akin to wind-up toys. Some of his subsequent abstract sculptures are operated with cranks and pulleys, but his real breakthrough came with his invention of hanging sculpture. Calder’s mobiles consist of abstract shapes connected by wires and move freely with the air currents in a room.
Pictured: Calder’s Four Big Dots (1963)
Posted on Sunday, July 22nd 2012
Sometimes you just need to infuse your game of Draw Something with a little dose of modern art ;-)
Posted on Wednesday, July 18th 2012
Juxtapoz Magazine’s write-up of our Cindy Sherman exhibition brings up interesting questions concerning Sherman’s work.
Sherman recently told art critic Kenneth Baker “For the longest time, up until a couple of years ago, I was trying to lose myself in the work, literally and figuratively, so that I would never be recognized. Not just that it wouldn’t look like me but that it wouldn’t look like any of the other characters I’d done before. Just a few years ago, relaxing about that and not feeling this pressure to hide kind of freed me up.” A visit to Sherman’s exhibition at SFMOMA shows that the question in my head, “Who is the real Cindy Sherman?”, is irrelevant but inevitable, and perhaps I really should we asking, “Who do we want to be today?”
Read the full article here.
Posted on Friday, July 13th 2012
Our installation crew is putting the finishing touches on our Cindy Sherman exhibition today, as the media preview will take place tomorrow morning. Exciting!
Pictured: installation of Sherman’s large-scale photographic mural, which wraps around the wall on our 4th-floor landing and welcomes visitors into the exhibition.
Want to see more? Follow @SFMOMA on Twitter and Instagram to see live updates and behind-the-scenes photos from the media preview tomorrow!
Posted on Tuesday, July 10th 2012
Thanks to our friends at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation for sharing this!
Dancers from the Trisha Brown Dance Company perform “Astral Convertible” (1989). Choreographed by Rauschenberg’s longtime friend and collaborator, Trisha Brown, “Astral Convertible” featured visual and costume design by Rauschenberg with original music by John Cage.
Photograph by Mark Hanauer, courtesy the Trisha Brown Dance Company
Posted on Saturday, July 7th 2012