Open pages of a book with a drawing of a face on the left side and “Picasso” on the right

Visage de Marie-Thérèse, Pablo Picasso’s original lithograph, and title page from Picasso, by André Level (Paris: Les Éditions G. Crés et Cie., 1928), 1928. Lithograph, 26.7 x 19.4 cm (10 1/2 x 7 5/8 in.). Gift of the Reva and David Logan Foundation, 2016.15.14. ©️ 2022 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Bookworks: Selected Recent Acquisitions, 2012 – 2022

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Beginning in the 1970s, Chicagoans Reva and David Logan assembled a remarkable collection of modern artist-illustrated books, which they gave to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in 1998. The collection resides in our home for works on paper, the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, forming the core of our extensive holding of these hybrid works of art. This exhibition, together with the inaugural exhibition in the Legion of Honor’s new works on paper gallery, presents recent gifts from the Logan family and other generous donors, as well as recent museum purchases. Highlights include two books illustrated by Pablo Picasso and important contemporary works. These recent additions strengthen and extend our collection of this vibrant and engaging artform, the artist’s book.

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