Friday, September 25, 2009

Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Fisher

There is a piece of great news for the art community in San Francisco. Doris and Donald Fisher's large collection (1,100 pieces) of contemporary art will go to San Francisco Modern Art Museum (SFMOMA), instead of the contentious site at Presidio.

SFMOMA will become a leading art institute with the incredible addition, rising above provincial stature. According to San Francisco Chronicle, "a partnership agreement between the Fishers and the museum would bring under SFMOMA's roof key works by artists such as Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Richard Serra, Roy Lichtenstein, Alexander Calder, Ellsworth Kelly, Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn and Chuck Close. Market prices for such works make them unobtainable by museums except by donation."

Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Fisher for your generosity. Congratulations, SFMOMA and art lovers in and near San Francisco. The downtown location of SFMOMA will grant this Fisher collection much easier access to people than the remote Presidio.

I will mark my calendar for the opening of the new wing at SFMOMA and hopefully you will too.

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