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Mystery Woman Plucked From Obscurity

Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2014 by coffeecritic

Vivienne Maier After her death in 2009, the never-before-seen photographs of this unknown street photographer were displayed online, and the photography world went crazy. Who was this extremely private woman whose photographs rivaled those of the masters? Vivian Maier was a professional nanny, who from the 1950s until the 1990s took over 100,000 stunning black and white photographs worldwide—from France to New York City to Chicago and . . . more »

Mystery Woman Plucked From Obscurity

Posted on Saturday, March 29, 2014 by coffeecritic

Vivienne Maier After her death in 2009, the never-before-seen photographs of this unknown street photographer were displayed online, and the photography world went crazy. Who was this extremely private woman whose photographs rivaled those of the masters? Vivian Maier was a professional nanny, who from the 1950s until the 1990s took over 100,000 stunning black and white photographs worldwide—from France to New York City to Chicago and . . . more »

David Hockney at the De Young

Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 by coffeecritic

It's not too late to catch David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. It will be there through January 20. This exhibit is unique in that it was assembled exclusively for the De Young Museum and showcases only his work from this century. The show includes large-scale, multi-canvas oil paintings, digital movies and landscapes created with the ipad, including . . . more »

David Hockney at the De Young

Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 by coffeecritic

It's not too late to catch David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition at the De Young Museum in San Francisco. It will be there through January 20. This exhibit is unique in that it was assembled exclusively for the De Young Museum and showcases only his work from this century. The show includes large-scale, multi-canvas oil paintings, digital movies and landscapes created with the ipad, including . . . more »

John Cage Centennial

Posted on Monday, September 24, 2012 by coffeecritic

Where the Heart Beats This year the American contemporary composer, John Cage, would have turned 100 and venues around the world are holding events to celebrate. Although his work is obscure to most of us, he's had an enormous influence on classical music and modern dance. He's best known for his collaboration with the choreographer Merce Cunningham, and for his score entitled 4'33" (Four minutes, thirty-three seconds), which is . . . more »

Cindy Sherman Selects

Posted on Monday, September 17, 2012 by coffeecritic

Cleo from 5 to 7 In addition to the photographs in the Cindy Sherman exhibit now showing at the San Francisco Museum of Art, there is a film series. These movies were selected by Cindy Sherman to illustrate their influence on her work. Fortunately, we don't have to travel to San Francisco to see these films, as all but two are available at the Santa Clara County Library. Cleo from . . . more »

Cindy Sherman Comes to Bay Area

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 by coffeecritic

Cindy Sherman Can art change how we see the world? After viewing the photographs of Cindy Sherman, you might never look at ordinary people, especially women, in quite the same way. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is having a retrospective of her work, which will run until Oct. 8. It is the only West Coast presentation of this traveling exhibit. Much of her work consists . . . more »

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