Juxtapoz // Monday, January 05, 2015
Keith Haring: The Political Line had its US premiere at the de Young and is the first major Haring show on the West Coast in nearly two decades. Many of the works are on loan from the Keith Haring Foundation, New York, with supplemental loans from public and private collections. Several pieces have not been published or on public view since the artist’s death, in 1990.
Juxtapoz // Monday, November 10, 2014
Time, never especially kind to the living, can be particularly cruel to the dead, hastily ushering most into historical obscurity and bestowing on the few a posterity that rarely resembles the truth of their being. Keith Haring was a thief of time, stealing so much from it in his sadly abbreviated life, managing more with his work than most and somehow accomplishing even more with his idle time...
Photography // Monday, November 03, 2014
With Keith Haring: The Political Line opening at the de Young in San Francisco later this week we wanted to remind everyone that Anthony Friedkin's exhibition of photographs and related ephemera chronicling the gay communities in Los Angeles and San Francisco from 1969 to 1973 is still up at the museum and will be through January 11th, 2015. So make sure you check it out while there for Keith Haring!
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 06, 2014
“We thought someday when we fall off our perches, we wanted our art in a place like the National Gallery, open to the public…” explained Jane Meyerhoff, who, with her husband collected and donated the 46 big bold pieces currently on loan from the D.C. institute and displayed at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. These paintings will definitely rock your perch...
Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 15, 2014
“I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things that I had no words for.” Georgia O’Keefe undersells herself. If you can tear your eyes away from the paintings, then just go to wallow in her marvelous quotes proclaimed on the walls of San Francisco’s de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park , like “When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that moment to someone else.”
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The entire experience of having David Hockney open a massive exhibition, A Bigger Exhibition, if you will, in San Francisco is that you learn just how relentless and consistent the famed British artist's work ethic really is. He is non-stop, constantly learning new tricks, creating more immersive works, challenging pre-conceived notions of landspace and portrait painting, whether through iPad, or just old-fashioned perspective paintings. Here is our article from the November 2013 print issue about A Bigger Exhibition...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 27, 2013
Local Boy Makes Good! “I’m really a traditional painter, not avante garde at all. I wanted to follow a tradition and extend it.” And the San Francisco native’s own words start you off on what should be a languorous visit to familiar places like Chabot Valley in Richard Biebenkorn’s The Berkeley Years, now showing at San Francisco’s de Young Museum. But even more familiar and very compelling is a personal journey that can be experienced through this painter’s eyes.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
One of the best exhibitions we saw in 2011, perhaps over the past few years, was the exquisite Alexander McQueen knock-out fashion turned fine art visionary show at the MET in NYC (can you tell we liked it?). With this in mind, we were excited to see how The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk would play out at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. After our run through, this is another solid fashion to fine art display that we recommend if you travel to SF this summer.