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Resources

  • 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

Related Links

di Rosa
www.dirosaart.org
Find out how to visit di Rosa, listen to artist interviews, and more.


Traditional Fine Arts Organization: Dunbier on Fine Art Valuation
www.tfaoi.com/articles/rd6.htm
Get tips on how to start your own art collection.


PBS American Masters series: Abstract Expressionism
www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/database/abstract_expressionism.html
See what many of the work in Rene di Rosa’s collection was rebelling against: Abstract Expressionism, a movement of non-0bjective, abstract painting.

The Artchive: Abstract Expressionism
http://artchive.com/artchive/abex.html
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 Exhibition
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CE6D9113AF93AA1575BC0A966958260&pagewanted=print
Learn about the art and artists behind the Bay Area Figurative Movement.


John Natsulas Center for the Arts
http://www.natsoulas.com/html/collection/beat/bay_figure.html
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
http://www.tfaoi.com/aa/5aa/5aa362.htm
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
http://www.sfmoma.org/exhibitions/exhib_detail/98_exhib_david_park.html
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
http://www.2blowhards.com/archives/2004/02/bay_area_figurative_artists.html
On this blog to discuss art, movies, politics, whatever you are passionate about.

Many of the artists whose work is in Rene’s collection are also in these museums:

Museum of Contemporary Art

www.moca.org

University of California, Berkeley Art Museum

http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/bam_collections/index.html

Oakland Museum of California

http://www.museumca.org/global/art/permgall.html

Hirshhorn Museum

http://hirshhorn.si.edu/

San Jose Museum of Art

http://www.sjmusart.org/content/collection/collection.phtml

Katzen Museum at American University

http://www.american.edu/academic.depts/cas/katzen/index.cfm

The Contemporary Museum

http://www.tcmhi.org/coll.htm

Pasadena Museum of California Art

http://www.pmcaonline.org

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