Joan Brown1938-1990

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco, CA

$10,000 toward the acquisition of the 1957-60 assemblage sculpture Untitled (Bird) for the museum’s collection. Brown was a painter and sculptor in the Bay Area beginning in the 1950’s who worked in figurative and expressionistic styles. Wrapped stoically in a mummification style using cardboard, gauze and string, Untitled (Bird) reflects Brown’s interest in the religious imagery of ancient Egypt.