Friday, August 6, 2010

SUMMER LOVE Part V: Art Refresher

There is something special about art that has been part of a private collection that the public has not seen in a number of years, or in some cases not at all. The Fisher collection is one such collection and a small sampling of it has come to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this summer.

Donald and Doris Fisher, most famous for founding the Gap clothing stores have amassed one of the most impressive collections of modern and contemporary art in America. Over the years, The Fishers collected important works from artists such as Gerhard Richter, Cy Twombly, Chuck Close and Alexander Calder from various stages in their careers.

A special partnership has been arranged with SFMOMA to house and show some 1100 pieces for posterity and Calder To Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection is a view into this partnership. What is great about this exhibition is the depth of the Fishers collection, and the ability to see numerous important works by a single artist.

The works are being exhibited at SFMOMA through September 19, 2010.

David Hansen

*All photos taken at SFMOMA by David Hansen via iPhone on August 1, 2010

Sunday, August 1, 2010

SUMMER LOVE Part IV: Furniture Divine!

Another crush I’ve developed this summer is on the furniture line by Victoria Hagan. Her line isn’t new, it’s just seems to be a little more on my radar.

The pieces are as practical as they are beautiful and amazing in an array of settings. I can’t waitfor Barbara and I to be able to use one of these amazing pieces on a project soon!

The pieces are sold locally to the trade by the De Sousa Hughes showroom, and the web site for Victoria Hagan Home is here.

David Hansen

*Top photo of Ms. Hagan with the "Wainscott" chair and the "Carroll" screen.

*Two remaining photos from Victoria Hagan Home web site.