Title: "Portrait of Zuzka sitting, SFMOMA"
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We had a busy day, walking up the Filbert Street stairs to Coit Tower, having lunch on Pier 39 and then riding the F line over to SFMOMA. Most of the museum was closed for a change of exhibitions (I missed the "New Topographics" exhibit by 1 week), so for a small fee we were able to see the 75th anniversary show on level 2. The room that I found most interesting was "New Figuration", in which abstract artists like Richard Diebenkorn, David Park and Elmer Bischoff turned towards figurative topics. I particularly loved "Adolescent by the bed" by Nathan Oliveira for the way it walked the line between straight figurative work and abstraction. I think seeing this work directly inspired this image of my sister-in-law, sitting on the rooftop garden café enjoying a latte and cake.