Classic Contemporary: Lichtenstein, Warhol and Friends

Friday, Feb 19, 2010-Saturday, Mar 27, 2010
Andy Warhol
1967, silkscreen ink on synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 115 1/2 x 115 1/2 in. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum purchase with contributions from the Museum Art Council Fund.
Red Blue Green
Ellsworth Kelly
Red Blue Green
1963, oil on canvas, 83 5/8 x 135 7/8 in. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jack M. Farris.

Classic Contemporary features major Pop, Minimalist, and Color Field works in MCASD’s collection of American Art dating from the 1960s and 1970s.

Iconic examples from the Pop Art pantheon such as Edward Ruscha's lush, droll painting Ace (1962) and Warhol's silkscreen Flowers painting (1967) will be juxtaposed with one of Ellsworth Kelly's greatest early paintings, Red Blue Green (1963).

Sculpture will be represented by works including Claes Oldenburg’s whimsical Alphabet/Good Humor (1975) and an open-grid sculpture by the seminal conceptual artist Sol LeWitt, Floor Piece #4 (1976). Classic Contemporary showcases the mid-century masterworks that anchor MCASD’s progressive collection.