Asawa’s Gift to SF, de Young Museum, 2005


“She would play with the wire, she would play with form.” — Aiko Cuneo, Asawa’s daughter

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Asawa donated 15 sculptures to the deYoung. Photo by Randy Dodson © Fine Arts Museums of SF, Artwork 2021 RAL, Inc.

Asawa with Sculpture, 1957. Photo © Imogen Cunningham Trust, Artwork © 2021 RAL, Inc.

Asawa selected the works that hang in the Hamon Observation Tower. Photo by Randy Dodson © Fine Arts Museums of SF, Artwork 2021 RAL, Inc.

These hand-picked works celebrate Asawa's life-long interest in exploring materials and form. Photo by Randy Dodson © Fine Arts Museums of SF, Artwork 2021 RAL, Inc.

An early tied-wire sculpture, Untitled (S.122), c 1963. Artwork © 2021 RAL, Inc.

Hamon Observation Tower, deYoung Museum. Photo by Randy Dodson © Fine Arts Museums of SF, Artwork 2021 RAL, Inc.

Asawa in her living room, c. 1995. Artwork © 2021 RAL, Inc.

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