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Pablo Picasso, Le Nu Jaune, 1907

Pablo Picasso

Le Nu Jaune, 1907

Watercolor, gouache and India ink on paper

23 3/4 x 17 1/4 inches

Milton Avery, Girl with Folded Arms, 1944

Milton Avery

Girl with Folded Arms, 1944

Oil on canvas

36 x 28 inches

Lucian Freud, Head (Napper Dean Paul), 1953-54

Lucian Freud

Head (Napper Dean Paul), 1953-54

Oil on canvas

14 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches

Edward Hopper, Two Comedians, 1966

Edward Hopper

Two Comedians, 1966

Oil on canvas

29 x 40 inches

Alberto Giacometti, Buste de Diego, 1950

Alberto Giacometti

Buste de Diego, 1950

Bronze with black patina

Height: 14 1/2 inches

Alberto Giacometti, Annette a Table a Stampa (verso: Personnages a table), 1951

Alberto Giacometti

Annette a Table a Stampa (verso: Personnages a table), 1951

Pencil on paper (verso: Lithographic pencil on paper)

15 1/2 x 11 inches

Henry Moore, Helmet Head, No. 3, 1960

Henry Moore

Helmet Head, No. 3, 1960

Bronze with green patina

Height: 11 1/2 inches

Richard Diebenkorn, Woman with Newspaper, 1960

Richard Diebenkorn

Woman with Newspaper, 1960

Oil on canvas

48 x 34 inches

Willem de Kooning, <no title>, 1985

Willem de Kooning

<no title>, 1985

Oil on canvas

80 x 70 inches

Roy Lichtenstein, Fashionable Lady, 1986

Roy Lichtenstein

Fashionable Lady, 1986

Magna and oil on canvas

60 x 31 inches

Cecily Brown, Untitled, 2015

Cecily Brown

Untitled, 2015

Oil on linen

43 x 65 inches

Jenny Saville, Ebb and Flow, 2015

Jenny Saville

Ebb and Flow, 2015

Oil stain, pastel and charcoal on canvas

63 x 102 3/8 inches

George Condo, Abstracted Figures, 2011

George Condo

Abstracted Figures, 2011

Acrylic, charcoal and pastel on linen

68 x 66 inches

Gerhard Richter, Philodendron, 1967

Gerhard Richter

Philodendron, 1967

Oil on canvas

31 7/16 x 36 9/16 inches

Peter Doig, Orange Sunshine, 1997

Peter Doig

Orange Sunshine, 1997

Oil on paper

7 1/4 x 10 inches

Elizabeth Peyton, Laura, 2004

Elizabeth Peyton

Laura, 2004

Oil on board

9 x 7 inches

George Condo, The Pilot, 2012

George Condo

The Pilot, 2012

Acrylic, charcoal and pastel on linen

70 x 65 inches

Barry McGee, Untitled, 2016

Barry McGee

Untitled, 2016

Acrylic on panel

78 x 66 inches

Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2005

Nick Cave

Soundsuit, 2005

Mixed media, including found sequins and beads

100 x 26 x 14 inches

Joel Shapiro, untitled, 2015

Joel Shapiro

untitled, 2015

Wood and casein

19 1/2 x 27 x 18 1/4 inches

Nathan Oliveira, Cobalt Dancer, 2001

Nathan Oliveira

Cobalt Dancer, 2001

Oil, alkyd and cold wax medium on canvas

84 x 70 inches

Christopher Brown, Sailor Steps, 2016

Christopher Brown

Sailor Steps, 2016

Oil on linen

38 x 38 inches

Wayne Thiebaud, Girl with Four Hats, 2014

Wayne Thiebaud

Girl with Four Hats, 2014

Oil on canvas

40 1/8 x 30 inches

Kehinde Wiley, Portrait of Dacdjo Ndie Joseph, 2015

Kehinde Wiley

Portrait of Dacdjo Ndie Joseph, 2015

Oil on canvas in artist's frame

72 x 60 inches

David Bates, The Oyster Shucker, 2016

David Bates

The Oyster Shucker, 2016

Oil on canvas

80 x 48 inches

Kara Walker, Untitled, 1994

Kara Walker

Untitled, 1994

Paper and paint on panel

48 x 48 inches

Alex Katz, Eleanore, 2014

Alex Katz

Eleanore, 2014

Oil on linen

48 x 108 inches

Kiki Smith, Posie, 2016

Kiki Smith

Posie, 2016

Ink and collage on Nepal paper

71 x 57 inches

James Crosby, ...thing is, he didn&rsquo;t grow up around many black people, so when I was like,

James Crosby

...thing is, he didn’t grow up around many black people, so when I was like,
trying to chop it up with him, he was like what? His parents were trying to
make him the best black person he could be. Tuesday 1:34 pm
, 2015

Deconstructed hoodie, wire, concrete

46 x 12 x 5 inches

Chris Johanson, Los Angeles Painting Number 1 of 2015, 2015

Chris Johanson

Los Angeles Painting Number 1 of 2015, 2015

Acrylic on found wood

80 x 57 inches

Press Release

Berggruen Gallery is pleased to present The Human Form, a sweeping exploration of the human figure from the early 20th century to today. It will be the inaugural exhibition in its new space at 10 Hawthorne Street, across from the recently expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Bringing together over 60 works by 20th century masters such as Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Lucian Freud, Alberto Giacometti, Edward Hopper, Willem de Kooning, Gerhard Richter, Richard Diebenkorn, and Wayne Thiebaud, as well as leading contemporary artists George Condo, Cecily Brown, Joel Shapiro, Antony Gormley, Kiki Smith and Kehinde Wiley, The Human Form will look at the formal and conceptual ways that artists have approached the representation of the figure. As Dr. Steven A. Nash writes, “The human body has been a lightning rod for creative imagination since humankind’s earliest impulses toward graphic representation. As the most common attribute of our shared humanity, it provides a powerful channel for empathetic communication of ideas, emotions, ideals, and beliefs. Throughout the history of image-making, the body has inspired countless varieties of interpretation, but it is safe to say that no other period of art history has seen the inventive, radical, and expressive explorations of this human vessel that characterize the modern era starting in the early 20th-century.”

The exhibition is the first in the gallery’s new space, and reflects the Berggruen’s interest in putting into conversation works of historical significance with contemporary pieces that grapple with the most pressing issues of our time. The gallery has a long history of exploring figuration through its exhibitions, and this show provides an in-depth look at the significant role the figure has played for artists over time, and the way it has been adapted throughout the narrative of 20th and 21st century art. The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with an introductory essay by Dr. Steven A. Nash, Founding Director of the Nasher Sculpture Center, Chief Curator at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and most recently, Director of the Palm Springs Art Museum.

Full Artist List

      Milton Avery                                          Lucian Freud                                          Elizabeth Peyton
       David Bates                                        Alberto Giacometti                                       Francis Picabia
    Max Beckmann                                       Antony Gormley                                          Pablo Picasso
 Michaël Borremans                                     Edward Hopper                                         Martin Puryear
      Cecily Brown                                          Chris Johanson                                         Gerhard Richter
  Christopher Brown                                        Alex Katz                                                 Tom Sachs
        Nick Cave                                              Yves Klein                                                Jenny Saville
      Chuck Close                                        Roy Lichtenstein                                           Joel Shapiro
     George Condo                                        Henri Matisse                                              Kiki Smith
      James Crosby                                         Barry McGee                                           Wayne Thiebaud
  Willem de Kooning                                    Henry Moore                                           Adriana Varejão
 Richard Diebenkorn                                 Nathan Oliveira                                            Kara Walker
        Peter Doig                                             David Park                                             Kehinde Wiley

The Human Form, January 13 – March 4, 2017. On view at 10 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. Images and preview are available upon request. For further information, please contact the gallery by phone
(415) 781.4629 or by email Gallery hours: Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.