Collection Rotation: Karla Milosevich

Our regular feature, “Collection Rotation“. Each month or so I invite a local guest to organize lists, groupings, or ‘exhibitions’ from our permanent collection. This is our second installment, devised by artist & curator Karla Milosevich, who includes notes about her selections along the way. Thanks Karla!

LINER NOTES: When invited to put together a group from the collection, I thought of what a neighborhood florist once said, “Everything matches.” And the chef Giada De Laurentiis, granddaughter of film producer Dino De Laurentiis, who said, “Don’t be careful, just throw it all in.” This is that kind of collection. There is no real rhyme or reason, just artists or things that appeal to me. I hope you enjoy it. –KM

—-When this photo was taken in 1979, I lived 80 miles from here:

Franz Gohlke, Wichita Falls, Texas, April 14, 1974, Looking Northeast, Collection SFMOMA, Gift of Robert Adams

Franz Gohlke, Wichita Falls, Texas, April 14, 1979, Looking Northeast, 1979

Jo Baer, Untitled, 1964-1972; Gift of Rena Bransten; © Jo Baer

Jo Baer, Untitled, 1964-1972

—-I searched the online collection for all things American Indian, since they too once roamed that area of Texas. I also searched for aliens, UFOs, and other things supernatural:

Maximilian Franz Josef Cornelius Wolf and Johann Palisa, The Milky Way, c. 1900, Collection SFMOMA, Foto Forum

Maximilian Franz Josef Cornelius Wolf, The Milky Way, c. 1900

Maximilian Franz Josef Cornelius Wolf, Star Map, from the album Photographische Sternkarten (Photographic Star Maps), 1903, Accessions Committee Fund

Maximilian Franz Josef Cornelius Wolf and Johann Palisa, Star Map, from the album Photographische Sternkarten (Photographic Star Maps), 1903

—-I love Martin Kippenberger!———————–

Martin Kippenberger, Untitled, 1991,Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund: gift of Collectors Forum, Doris and Donald Fisher, Madeleine H. Russell, Helen and Charles Schwab, and Norman and Norah Stone

Martin Kippenberger, Untitled, 1991

(I am particularly fond of his self-portrait drawings on hotel and mental hospital stationery.)

Martin Kippenberger, 1990, Untitled, Collection SFMOMA, Gift of the Artist

Martin Kippenberger, Untitled, 1990

Martin Kippenberger, The Raft of the Medusa, 1996, Collection SFMOMA, Ruth and Moses Lasky Fund purchase

Martin Kippenberger, The Raft of the Medusa, 1996

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Check him out posing for an etching in this video shot in 1977. —So cute!

[Anglik Riemer does some drawing for an etching portrait of Martin Kippenberger in her studio (1977)]

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—-Mind mirror!—-

Dan Graham, Opposing Mirrors and Video Monitors on Time Delay, 1974/1993, Collection SFMOMA, Gift of Dare and Themis Michos and Accessions Committee Fund: gift of Collectors Forum, Doris and Donald Fisher, Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr., Pam and Dick Kramlich, Leanne B. Roberts, Madeleine H. Russell, and Helen and Charles

Dan Graham, Opposing Mirrors and Video Monitors on Time Delay, 1974/1993

—-Rise like a Phoenix, Katharina Sieverding:

Katharina Sieverding, Transformer, 1973/1974 correct caption forthcoming

Katharina Sieverding, Transformer, (installation/eight slide projections), 1973/1974, © 2008 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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I thought about this song when thinking about Jeremy Blake and how he disappeared into the ocean:

Jeremy Blake, 1906, from the Winchester series, 2003 <p data-wpview-marker= Jeremy Blake, 1906, from the Winchester series, 2003[/caption]

Karla Milosevich is an artist and curator living in San Francisco. She is currently working on a music project and running the Right Window art space with friends.

Comments (7)

  • Kevin Killian says:

    That Jo Baer picture has to be one of the most fantastic things the Museum owns. Are there any more by her anywhere in San Francisco, I’m curious. Someone should write a play about her, she’s fabulous.

    So are you, Karla Milosevich. And I also love Katharine Sieverding’s multiple portrait of Ann Wilson from HEART.

    Love “Dream Weaver” in relation to Jeremy Blake, so sweet and sad.

  • Awesome collection! I love the Kippenberger. And the Star Map is amazing–I think I saw the same artist in the Musee d’Orsay last year.

  • Never mind. I was thinking of Vija Celmins, and that was at the Centre Pompidou. Reminded me of Max Wolf’s work though.

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