Recent Comments


    Curated: San Francisco Wall Painting (1979/2017) by Richard Jackson

    Now at the de Young

    The site-specific panoramic diptych San Francisco Wall Painting (1970/2017) by artist Richard Jackson was recently added to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s holdings of works by California artists. It constitutes a significant addition to the de Young’s renowned collection of American Art.

    Since the 1970s, Jackson has engaged in an expansive painting practice that seeks to reinvent the medium’s potential by upending its technical conventions. Over the course of his career, he has turned paint from a means of expression into a method of adhesion, and from a carefully applied substance into one that is indiscriminately poured, smeared, spattered and thrown.

    Jackson first came to international attention in 1992. His work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including the 1999 Venice Biennale and the 1997 Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art, as well as at Zentrum fuer Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe. Recent solo exhibitions have been organized by the CAB Art Center, Brussels; Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent; Museum Villa Stuck, Munich; and the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach.

    Born in Sacramento, Jackson lives and works outside Los Angeles.

    For more information: