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SFMOMA presents Andy Warhol-From A to B and Back Again

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in May 2019 From May 19 through September 2, 2019, the SFMOMA will present the first retrospective of the work of Andy Warhol in twenty five years. At the time of his death in 1987, Warhol wasn’t widely considered a relevant artist. Having saturated the world of…

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Early Rubens at the Legion of Honor

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in April 2019 The Flemish Baroque master painter Peter Paul Rubens spent pivotal years, between 1609 and 1621, in Antwerp. During this time, he refined what would become his trademark style. The Legion of Honor is presenting a unique survey of this period which set the stage…

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From the Tower: Andy Warhol at the San Francisco Art Institute

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in March 2019 Through March 24, 2019, SFAI will exhibit a curated selection of the 100 original Polaroid photographs and 50 gelatin silver prints gifted by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. In 2013, the Foundation followed up with another round educational institution gifts, this…

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Monet-The Late Years at the De Young

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in February 2019 During the years 1913 until his death in 1926, Claude Monet explored an increasingly vibrant abstract painting style originating from the gardens he cultivated around his home in Giverny. Known as the greatest landscape painter of the Impressionist group, this will be the first…

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Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During WWII and the Demise of Civil Liberties at the Presidio

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in January 2019 “ First They Came” is a poem written by the German Lutheran pastor and theologian Martin Niemöller about cowardice in the face of the rise of the Nazi party leading up to World War II. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum quotes this portion…

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The Must-Have Art Books For Christmas 2018

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in December 2018 Art publishing in 2018 produced a variety of interesting possibilities for the art lover on your Christmas list. Any fan of the British royal family will love Buckingham Palace: The Interiors published by Rizzoli. This rare look into the interior living space of the…

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Chalk: The Art and Erasure of Cy Twombly by Joshua Rivkin

Originally published in the Marina Times San Francisco in December 2018 At the beginning of his painting career, Cy Twombly deviated from the brand of abstraction dominating painting in the 1950’s to form his remarkably distinctive calligraphic markings that became his trademark style. Room-sized canvases in tan, gray and off-white with this distinctive gestural abstraction,…

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