Alexander Calder, Double Gong (1953). Painted metal and brass, 60 x 132 inches. Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at SFMOMA.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will put on the first exhibition of the Fisher Collection of contemporary art from June 25 through September 19, 2010 called "Calder to Warhol: Introducing the Fisher Collection. This is something I have long wished to see and am so excited be able to make it to in my hometown! Hopefully some of you can make it, below is an introduction to the exhibition. The Fishers are some of the most prolific collectors of contemporary art and their sometimes combative relationship with San Francisco in terms of their contributions to the arts and their wish for a museum to house their collection if donated to the city makes this moment a wonderful ending to a long battle. With the death of Don Fisher, the works going on display tell the story of a couple whose legacy is a passion for art that created a huge, cohesive collection of masterpieces.
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