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American Art – From the “Ed Ruscha and the Great American West” exhibition at the de Young Museum: Part III

Below – “Psycho Spaghetti Western #5” (2010); “Fina – Groom, Texas” (1962); “Buffalo” (1989); “Pool #2” (1962); “Filthy McNasty’s” (1976); “Coyote” (1986); “Hudson – Amarillo, Texas” (1962); “The Final End” (1992).
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Pool #2 1968/1997 by Edward Ruscha born 1937

Filthy McNasty's (Sunset Strip Portfolio) 1976/1995 by Edward Ruscha born 1937

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American Art – From the “Ed Ruscha and the Great American West” exhibition at the de Young Museum: Part II

Below “Coyote” (1989); “Pick, Pan, Shovel” (1980); “Conoco – Shamrock, Texas” (1962); “Pool #5” (1968); Union – Needles, California” (1962); “Uncertain Frontier” (1987); “Hollywood in the Rain” (1969); “Whiskey A-Go-Go” (1976).
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Pool #5 1968/1997 by Edward Ruscha born 1937

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Whiskey A-Go-Go (Sunset Strip Portfolio) 1976/1995 by Edward Ruscha born 1937

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American Art – From the “Ed Ruscha and the Great American West” exhibition at the de Young Museum: Part I

Below – “America’s Future” (1979); “Standard Station” (1966); “Desert Gravure” (2006); “Ghost Station” (2011); “The Old Tool & Die Building” (2004); “Western” (1991); “Hollywood” (1968); “A Particular Kind of Heaven” (1983).
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Ocean Beach, San Francisco

The beauty and mystery of the shore:

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American Art – Dana Hooper

Artist Statement: “Once I’m out on location, I look for something that opens the door, that gets the painting started, and I just go from there. They come from where I’ve grown up, what I’ve lived through, and how I’ve felt about it. When a painting has personality, a certain energy, it feels complete.”

Below – “Parkside”; “”; “Hens & Coop”; “Jigsaw”; “Dash”; “Rocky.”
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American Art – Georgia O’Keeffe

Below (from the Lake George series) – “The Chestnut Grey” (1924); “Lake George, Autumn, 1927”; “Lake George (formerly Reflection Seascape)” (1922);“Lake George Autumn” (rediscovered and not seen since the 1920s); Starlight Night, Lake George,” (1922).
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Reflections in Summer: Lord Byron

ROLL on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean, roll!”

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American Art – Chiura Obata

Below – Seven paintings by Japanese-American artist Chiura Obata (1885-1975).

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A Navajo Adage

“I walk in beauty.”

Below – Ocean Beach, San Francisco
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The “Wild West” in San Francisco – Part II

Below – Six works from the “Wild West: Plains to the Pacific” exhibit in San Francisco’s Legion of Honor Museum.

Gustave Baumann (American, born German, 1881-1971)

Below – “Pinon – Grand Canyon” (1921)
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Robert Bechtle (American, born 1932)

Below – “Santa Barbara Patio” (1982)
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Wayne Thiebaud (American, born 1920)

Below – “Ponds and Streams” (2001)
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Richard Thorpe McLean (American, 1934-2014)

Below – “Vacaville Chestnut” (1989)
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Isaiah West Taber (American, 1830-1912)

Below – “Arizona Indian Village” (1894)
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Chiura Obata (American, born Japan, 1885-1975)

Below – “Setting Sun on Sacramento Valley, California (1930 – from the “World Landscape Series”)

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