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Fall Euphony

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Hot Art Bling the New Thing on the Peninsula

…an opening in the wall to another world. “You’ll see reds, and that can fade into other colors,” says Pace Palo Alto President Elizabeth Sullivan. “It’s just beautiful, mesmerizing, really meditative in a way.” Sullivan figures the most casual passer-by will be entranced by the light of the artwork spilling out onto the street. Even those unfamiliar with Turrell’s work may have been exposed by Drake’s video for “Hotline Bling,” albeit without

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Stanford’s Anderson Collection museum to feature trove of couple’s art

…1977, Hunk recalls, “We had a fantastic relationship with Guston. He used to sit here on the partners desk and drink a little brandy and smoke cigarettes, and I’d stand here taking in the secondhand smoke. He was little bit of left and I’m a little bit of right, so it was interesting.” Pollock’s “Lucifer” hangs over the buffet in the dining room. “This is a room where you can have a feast without ha…

Helen Frankenthaler came from wealth and privilege. Her art transcends that.

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Honing the art of observation, and observing art

…ll, one of the medical students, said, “Well, there may be more than four people,” and pointed to an odd contour at the shoulder of the lone woman in the photograph. The observation sparked a lively debate, as his fellow students took turns looking closely at the work, seeking to discern what Cartmell said he’d noticed. This moment, said Naftalis, illustrates the “productive ambiguities of art,” as well as the benefit of engaged, close looking wi…

Presidential Residency on the Future of the Arts 2020-2021

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The Anderson Collection at Stanford: An Uplifting Experience

…as a genuine passion for art. You can see it in the photo of Moo above as she showed up in her sneakers to watch a work being installed, and you could hear it in the remarks that Hunk made to a crowd of donors on September 19th. Apparently he cut himself a few years ago while assisting with the assembly of a large Frank Stella relief. Hunk got a nice laugh from the crowd when he mused that he may have left a little bit of blood behind on the piec…

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The Magic of The Anderson Collection

…esigned Stanford Bing Concert Hall. The architects took their inspiration from the Andersons’ home – a classic postwar California ranch house comprised of a series of interconnected rooms. “We sought to reflect the intimacy and informality with which the Andersons lived with art”, shared Olcott. From the exterior, the Anderson looks like another beautiful building on campus, blending courteously with its neighbors without

Elite Collection of Modern Masters to Anchor Stanford’s Growing ‘Arts District’

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Anderson Collection a modern art trove not to be missed

…o and Hunk — who started a successful dining-services business — caught the art bug. “The Andersons didn’t study art history, and they’re not classically trained as art historians or experts in the arts,” says Jason Linetzky, the Anderson Collection’s founding director. He began working with the family around 2001, providing exhibition assistance as well as installation and curatorial support. “They just started looking and collecting, without mu…

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Instead of Changing Leaves, Peep Eight Bay Area Art Shows this Fall

…y-combined foodstuffs or luminous plastics. Maria Guzman Capron, ‘Beverage Cart’ (detail), 2015. (Photo by the artist) Maria Guzman Capron City Limits Gallery Oct. 2 – Nov. 7, 2015 After seeing bits and pieces of Maria Guzman Capron’s work at the 2015 CCA MFA thesis show, I’m looking forward to an entire room of her fabric, ceramic and sculptural work without the distractions that accompany a gigantic group show. At CCA, her work resembled bri…

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Stanford unveils the Anderson Collection: New museum dedicated to renowned works of American art

…eye for artistic innovation as much as anything.  Since the collection is idiosyncratic and personal, explained architect Olcott, he focused his design for the museum on three goals: “informality, casualness and accessibility.” The museum, he says, “reflects the way the Andersons lived with art in their ranch-style home.” To that end, the floor plan is open, eschewing small rooms. Visitors can wander freely, without direc…

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The Do List: Cy and David’s Picks

…st who makes funny sculptures that are like giant, glittery sock pockets decorated with beads, buttons, sequins, and human hair. Sometimes he puts dancers in the suits (Cave trained with Alvin Ailey) and calls it performance art. Whatever  you call it, it’s very cool stuff and very worth a visit to Stanford. Both the Anderson Collection and the Cantor are always free, so it’s one of our Cheap Thrills this week.   Sept 16 & 17: Angelica’s…

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Hunk, Moo Anderson give modern art masterpieces to Stanford

…nd others about as definitive of New York’s Pop art moment as any small constellation could be. The couple also bestowed more than 600 contemporary works in limited editions on the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, prints and drawings department of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Thinking of their gifts to SFMOMA and the Fine Arts Museums, Hunk said that with the Stanford gift, “we’re building a sort of golden trian…

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Harry W. “Hunk” Anderson dies at 95

…amily’s remarkable collection go to a place that would curate it in perpetuity, so that it could be used, shared and seen, reflected his philosophy that art can and should inspire all of us. All of us at Stanford will always have the deepest affection for Hunk as a generous, big-hearted man.” To date, the Anderson Collection at Stanford University has been seen by nearly 250,000 visitors. Every work in the museum is viewable online and the collec…

Previewing the Anderson Collection at Stanford University

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Meet Manuel Neri’s Muses: ‘Assertion of the Figure’ highlights the models behind the sculpture

…wn as his “alborada patina” (alborada meaning “dawn” in Spanish). Does knowing that Neri and Brown were married for a time influence the impact or meaning of the work? The drawing features a more recognizable woman, with a round belly and shoulder-length, stringy dark hair. He gives her a right eye and a nose but then blends the cheek down to the neck without making an attempt to draw in the lines of a mouth or her lips. T…

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Stanford Opens a Museum Highlighting American Art

…ract expressionism—”the first really great American art movement that had international acceptance,” as Mr. Anderson says. “And we wanted to be a part of it.” It took two years of “wooing and wining and dining” various collectors and dealers to get Jackson Pollock’s “Lucifer.” They also bought pieces by Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still and Franz Kline. “This collection is built without a cura…