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Walker Evans in Paris then San Francisco: the photographer who anticipated Pop Art

Walker Evans Walker Evans Walker Evans Walker Evans Walker Evans The tragedy of great artists is their far-sightedness means they’re often misunderstood. Take the American photographer Walker Evans (1903-1975), one of the very big names in world photography, someone who in the 1930s was throwing himself into a new genre we refer to nowadays as ‘vernacular photography’. During […]

Donald Fisher, Gap and the American dream. Flashback on a legendary collection

This is the story of a man who in 1969 opened a store selling jeans and ended up with a ready-to-wear empire spanning 3,100 outlets across the globe. It’s also the story of the simple son of a cabinet-maker from San Francisco who accumulated a collection of international contemporary art awash with Warhols, Richters, Calders […]

SF MOMA: (Almost) a new museum for AMERICA

Andy Warhol SF MOMA Gerhard Richter Sigmar Polke Andy Warhol Contemporary room SF Moma In times past, the great European museums were founded around royal collections. In more recent memory, in the US particularly, it was through the largesse of business moguls that the finest museum collections were assembled, a trend that continues right up in […]


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