Wood, Metal, Paint: Sculpture from the Fisher Collection

February 29, 2012–October 20, 2013

Stanford, Calif. — Beginning Feb. 29, the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University presents a new installation of contemporary art, “Wood, Metal, Paint: Sculpture from the Fisher Collection,” in the Oshman Family Rotunda. The works will remain on view until October 20, 2013.

Over the last decade the Fisher Family has been exceedingly generous in lending works of art from their unrivalled collection to the Cantor Arts Center. Richard Serra’s Sequence is the most recent loan from a roster of artists that has included Ellsworth Kelly, Agnes Martin, Isamu Noguchi and Andy Warhol, as well as other famous contemporary masters.

“Wood, Metal, Paint: Sculpture from the Fisher Collection” includes pieces by John Chamberlain, Sol LeWitt, Claes Oldenburg and Martin Puryear, together with Carl Andre’s Copper-Zinc Plain, a floor piece comprised of 36 tiles, and John Chamberlain’s Bijou, a large early work made of crushed automobiles and paint. The works on display are especially significant because they are examples of the innovations that established the reputations of these artists. Hilarie Faberman, the Center’s curator of modern and contemporary art, selected works for this long-term installation in consultation with Pamela Lee, professor of contemporary art at Stanford, who will use the exhibition in teaching about sculpture from the 1960s to the 1980s.

This exhibition is made possible by support from the Cantor Arts Center’s Contemporary Collectors Circle.

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VISITOR INFORMATION: Cantor Arts Center is open Wednesday – Sunday, 11 am - 5 pm, Thursday until 8 pm. Admission is free. The Center is located on the Stanford campus, off Palm Drive at Museum Way. Parking is free after 4 pm weekdays and all day on weekends. Information: 650-723-4177, museum.stanford.edu.

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John Chamberlain, Bijou, 1961. Painted and chromium- plated steel. Loan courtesy of the Fisher Family. © 2012 John Chamberlain/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


Carl Andre, Copper-Zinc Plain, 1969. Copper and zinc. Loan courtesy the Fisher Family