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Mark Rothko, No. 19, 1960

Mark Rothko

No. 19, 1960

Oil on canvas

69 x 69 1/4 inches

Private Collection

Nathan Oliveira, Woman Undressing, 1961

Nathan Oliveira

Woman Undressing, 1961

Oil on canvas

82 x 62 inches

Private Collection

Willem de Kooning, No Title, 1972    

Willem de Kooning

No Title, 1972    

Oil on paper mounted on canvas

60 x 40 1/2 inches

Private Collection

Roy Lichtenstein, Nude with Yellow Pillow, 1993    

Roy Lichtenstein

Nude with Yellow Pillow, 1993    

Tape painted paper on board

46 1/8 x 37 1/4 inches

Private Collection

Diego Rivera, Flower Vendor on the Road to Cuernavaca, 1955

Diego Rivera

Flower Vendor on the Road to Cuernavaca, 1955

Oil on canvas

29 x 37 inches

Private Collection

Helen Frankenthaler, Weather Change, 1963    

Helen Frankenthaler

Weather Change, 1963    

Acrylic on canvas

57 3/4 x 64 1/8 inches

Private Collection

David Park, Boy in Striped Shirt, 1959    

David Park

Boy in Striped Shirt, 1959    

Oil on canvas

50 x 36 inches

Roy Lichtenstein, Drawing for Landscape, 1964    

Roy Lichtenstein

Drawing for Landscape, 1964    

Graphite and tusche pochoir on paper

17 x 21 1/4 inches

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Gift of John Berggruen


Alexander Calder, Hanging Apricot, 1947    

Alexander Calder

Hanging Apricot, 1947    

Sheet metal, wire and paint

62 x 60 inches

Private Collection

Mark Tansey, Natures Ape, 1984    

Mark Tansey

Natures Ape, 1984    

Oil on canvas

42 x 36 inches

Private Collection

Frida Kahlo, Retrato de Mrs. Jean Wight, 1931    

Frida Kahlo

Retrato de Mrs. Jean Wight, 1931    

Oil on canvas

25 x 18 inches

Private Collection


Press Release

John Berggruen Gallery is pleased to present a landmark exhibition Looking Back: 45 Years, celebrating 45 years the gallery has been in business and its commitment to the artistic and contemporary cultural environment of San Francisco and beyond. This exhibition will occupy both floors of the gallery and will be accompanied by an illustrated catalog.  It will be on view from October 8 – December 19, 2015.

By bringing together historical works the gallery has exhibited and placed in private and public collections alike since opening its doors in 1970, this show presents an important selection of significant examples from the 20th and 21st Century movements in modernism, ranging from Abstract Expressionism, Pop, and Bay Area Figurative and is represented by paintings, drawings and sculpture. The exhibition features major examples by artists such as: Alexander Calder, Joseph Cornell, Willem de Kooning, Mark di Suvero, Richard Diebenkorn, Arthur Dove, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Philip Guston, Frida Kahlo, Ellsworth Kelly, Franz Kline, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Georgia O’Keeffe, Claes Oldenburg, Nathan Oliveira, David Park, Diego Rivera, Mark Rothko, Ed Ruscha, Frank Stella, Clyfford Still, Mark Tansey, and Wayne Thiebaud.

This show not only tells a story of John Berggruen Gallery's extensive exhibition and acquisition history, but also explores how dynamic the collecting passion and commitment to the development of the arts and institutions of San Francisco and beyond has been.

 The exhibition includes works on loan from private collections and museums, many of which have rarely been shown to the public.

 We would like to extend our warmest gratitude to the individuals and institutions who have allowed us the opportunity to bring these works together in commemoration of the gallery’s history and to share them with the public.

 For more information please contact the gallery at 415-781-4629 or at Group visits by reservation only. 

 Gallery hours:                                    Monday - Friday:   9:30-5:30,  Saturday:  10:30-5:00