I had the pleasure of viewing the Matisse/Diebenkorn exhibit at the newly-renovated San Francisco Museum of Modern Art yesterday. Richard Diebenkorn is not only one of my favorite artists of the 20th century, but of all time. I have been a fan ever since I came across his abstract series of paintings titled Ocean Park. I consider Diebenkorn’s multi-layered work to be both mesmerizing and thought-provoking. He was inspired by the richness of California’s landscape as well as many artists, most especially Matisse, whose work he coveted and purchased.
As you can see above, the MOMA was mobbed. I suggest you buy tickets online to avoid the frenzy, however I had to wait in line because I get free entry due to my employer and had to present my business card. Once you get past the ticket line, there is another line to get into the exhibit. The SFMOMA’s very tiny version of the Chicago Bean!
I highly recommend the exhibit. Quick! It closes on Memorial Day. Get tickets online and get there before the MOMA opens. On Thursday (i.e., tomorrow), the museum closes at 9pm.