SFMOMA, Contemporary Painting

Michelle Kitto from Urban Spools was in town and we met up at SFMOMA. No photos allowed of the Cindy Sherman exhibition, but it was fantastic–HIGHLY recommend.  My second favorite thing was the Contemporary Painting 1960-present exhibition, selections from the SF MOMA collection.

Sharing a few of my favorites with you now:

Yves Klein. ‘Eponge’, 1961, 1957
Resin with pigment on sponge

detail of ‘Eponge’ by Yves Klein, 1957

Untitled, 1951, by Yves Klein, pigment and resin on paper

Untitled, 2010, Richard Aldrich
Oil, wax, graphite and collage on linen

detail of Untitled, 2010 by Richard Aldrich

Untitled (Mickey) by Joyce Pensato 1994
enamel on canvas

Ok, This piece  below by Julie Mehretu totally captured me.  Its like a million paintings in one.  It all works together yet you can take any portion of it and it is its own world. American, yet Ethiopian born, Mehretu “explores the infrastructures of power and individual social agency in her paintings”

Stadia I 2004 by Julie Mehretu
ink and acrylic on canvas

detail of Stadia I 2004 by Julie Mehretu
ink and acrylic on canvas

detail of Easter Choir, 1989-1990, by Philip Taaffe
acrylic, ink and collage on canvas

detail of Stadia I, 2004 by Julie Mehretu
ink and acrylic on canvas

detail of Stadia I, 2004 by Julie Mehretu
ink and acrylic on canvas

Easter Choir, 1989-1990, by Philip Taaffe
acrylic, ink and collage on canvas

detail of Easter Choir, 1989-1990, by Philip Taaffe
acrylic, ink and collage on canvas

detail of Easter Choir, 1989-1990, by Philip Taaffe
acrylic, ink and collage on canvas

detail of Easter Choir, 1989-1990, by Philip Taaffe
acrylic, ink and collage on canvas

Interior Landscape, 1964 by Helen Frankenthaler
acrylic on canvas

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