Friday, December 21, 2018

Wayne Thiebaud: Artist's Choice

The show of Wayne Thiebaud's paintings and drawings that I talked about last week is accompanies at SFMOMA by a larger show, called Artist's Choice, curated by Theibaud himself. Given free reign in the museum's permanent collection, he pulled out all the things he loves, and the result is quite astonishing. There are of course old favorites -- like Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's pensive portrait, Elmer Bischoff's girl in the library, and Andre Derain's fauvist forest -- that regular visitors to the museum will recognize fondly. But there are also a great many things I swear to god I've never seen on display there ever before, and I've been going to the museum at least semi-regularly for the better part of three decades. That tiny Matisse teacup! That Joan Brown bowl! Adelie Landis Bischoff's Berkeley coffee house! So great. Let's see:

Above: Richard Diebenkorn

 Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Georgia O'Keeffe

Henri Matisse

James Weeks

Katherine Porter

Joan Brown

Richard Diebenkorn

Andre Derain

Elmer Bischoff

Henri Matisse

Willem de Kooning

Adelie Landis Bischoff

David Park

George C. Ault

Andre Derain

Giorgio Morandi

John Marin

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