Andy Warhol at SFMOMA

Andy Warhol: Beyond the Soup Can If you ask anybody to name the most famous contemporary (OK, almost contemporary) artist, nine times out of ten, they’ll say, “Andy Warhol.” They’ll be right. Between the Campbell’s soup cans, the Marilyn Monroe portraits, the Brillo Pad boxes, and Warhol’s saucy blonde wig, he was the most outrageous,… Continue reading Andy Warhol at SFMOMA

MoAD: Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold

The most exciting exhibit I’ve seen this year is at MoAD, Museum of the African Diaspora. Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold will run through August 11.            Though I approach anything subtitled “A Post-Colonial Paradox” gingerly, in this case I should have let my guard down. It’s not doctrinaire, not a visual polemic — the show is filled… Continue reading MoAD: Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold

Paul Fusco: “The Train” at SFMOMA

They came to the tracks … June 5, 1968. Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated. June 8, 1968. The funeral train carrying RFK’s body begins its journey from New York City to Washington, D.C. On board the train is photojournalist Paul Fusco. But Fusco doesn’t take pictures on the train. He photographs the thousands of people… Continue reading Paul Fusco: “The Train” at SFMOMA

Rauschenberg

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, SFMOMA, is presenting Robert Rauschenberg, Erasing the Rules. Not only was Rauschenberg one of the leading lights of 20th century American art, he was — at least to me — the artist who changed art from A to B. A is what you see on the canvas, the… Continue reading Rauschenberg