This small 60's stunner by the wonderful female Abstract Impressionist painter, Shirley Goldfarb is on view for only a few more days! Catch a glimpse of this artwork and many others during our annual "Summer Review" exhibition, running now through August 10th, 2017.
Oil on paper
9.65 X 8.07 inches
These small oil paintings on paper were made in the early 1960s, a few years after Shirley Goldfarb moved to Paris. In her diaries, Goldfarb wrote of how freeing Paris was to her and how she was "painting up a storm" in her new hometown.
The luminous quality of Goldfarb's Yellow Painting #1 (1967) recalls the heavy impasto surfaces of Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers (1889). Goldfarb painted her yellows in Paris while Van Gogh created his a little further south, in Arles, France.
"The knife places the paint, one color after another, like animal prints or musical notations," Shirley Goldfarb wrote in her diaries. Join us this Thursday, May 11, as we open "Shirley Goldfarb - Painting Paris".
A few weeks ago I was at #sfmoma and nabbed this detail of a painting by #DavidHockney , which shows another painter, #shirleygoldfarb , sitting underneath one of her own paintings, and with her pet #Yorkshireterrier . As #tagthemag curator of media arts John Hanhardt likes to say, "art changes the way we see the world."
@choi_seung_hyun_tttop 's like 160723 (via @topsdeleted) from @jenguidi 's IG - This 1 I saw not too long ago on Floor 5 at SFMoMA - #DavidHockney , Shirley Goldfarb & Gregory Masurovsky, 1974
acrylic paint on canvas
45 1/8 in. x 84 in. (114.62 cm x 213.36 cm)
The Doris and Donald #FisherCollection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
On view on floor 5 as part of Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art: The Fisher Collection (Cr, https://www.sfmoma.org/artwork/FC.679#full -caption) Excerpt from interview w/Hockney about this 🎨 - "Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of giving a gallery talk on David Hockney’s double portrait, Shirley Goldfarb & Gregory Masurovsky, currently on view in From Warhol to Calder: Introducing the Fisher Collection. A double portrait painting like that of Shirley & Gregory is presaged by many same-sex couples, including the 1963 Domestic Scene, Notting Hill, where a naked man, left looks towards a seated and clothed man, right, who, like Shirley here, stares forward, not countenancing the lover behind him.... What interests me so much about this painting of Shirley & Gregory is its suggestion of artistic community, artistic ambition, and the vagaries of fame Hockney rode so well. While Warhol’s and Hockney’s circles intersected, and crossed often with the famous, each had an interest in their own communities of friends and lovers who had no access to, well, anything. Warhol supported his everyday drag queen, addicts, and tranny “Superstars” into stars (and after our screening of Chelsea Girls two weeks back, one might question why: all that screaming!); Hockney had his muses, his fashion designers, and friends like Shirley and Gregory.
It’s interesting to read this painting against the encounter that produced it. What did these American expats think of this uber-famous exemplar of London’s swinging 60s art scene? And in 1974, when that scene was gone?"(Info cont. in comments)