Metonymies: A Dialogue with 20th Century Works from the Sonnabend Collection
On view February 8 – April 28, 2019
Ileana Sonnabend (1914-2007) was a gallerist and connoisseur of 20th-century art. Through her legendary galleries in Paris and New York, Sonnabend helped establish the global reputations of many young artists: Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, and Jeff Koons, to name only a few. Metonymies—from the Greek word for substitution—exchanges well-known works from the Timken’s permanent collection with unique objects from the Sonnabend Foundation/Family. This exhibition represents the first time that these works from the Sonnabend Collection are being shown publicly in San Diego.