- Rebecca Solnit, Secret Exhibitions: Six California Artists, San Francisco, City Lights Books 1990
- Caroline Jones, Bay Area Figurative Art, 1950 – 1965, Berkeley, University of California Press 1990
- Local Color: The di Rosa Collection of California Contemporary Art, San Francisco, Chronicle Books 1999
- The True Artist Is An Amazing Luminous Fountain, catalogue that accompanied the traveling exhibition featured in SMITTEN, 2004
- Thomas Albright, Art in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1945-1980 : An Illustrated History, Berkeley : University of California Press,1985
Find out how to visit di Rosa, listen to artist
interviews, and more.
Traditional Fine Arts Organization: Dunbier on Fine Art
Get tips on how to start your own art collection.
PBS American Masters series: Abstract Expressionism
See what many of the work in Rene di Rosa’s collection was rebelling
against: Abstract Expressionism, a movement of non-0bjective, abstract
The Artchive: Abstract Expressionism
Explore the artists and techniques of the post-war art
movement known as Abstract Expressionism
New York Times art review:
San Francisco Revolution in Style Recalled in a Traveling
Learn about the art and artists behind the Bay Area Figurative
John Natsulas Center for the Arts
Read about the waves of the Bay Area Figurative Movement
that continue today.
Resource Library: The True Artist is an Amazing Luminous
Fountain: Selected Works from di Rosa
Read an essay about the Palm Springs, CA stop on the
national tour of fifty works from the di Rosa collection.
San Francisco MoMA: Making Art Histories: On the Trail
of David Park
Explore how art history emerges from the many different
and often contradictory art practices simultaneously occurring in any
particular time or region.
2Blowhards: Bay Area Figurative Artists
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Many of the artists whose work is in Rene’s collection are also in these museums:
Museum of Contemporary Art
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum
Oakland Museum of California
San Jose Museum of Art
Katzen Museum at American University
The Contemporary Museum
Pasadena Museum of California Art