Metonymies: A Dialogue with Twentieth-Century Works from the Sonnabend Collection
On view February 8 – April 28, 2019
Ileana Sonnabend (1914-2007) was a gallerist and connoisseur of twentieth-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 Jeffrey 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 Collection and Antonion Homen. This exhibition represents the first time that these works from the Sonnabend Collection are being shown publicly in San Diego.