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The Contemporary collection includes art created since the 1950s by artists across the globe. The collection is not defined purely by date, however. In general, this category includes works by artists who are broadly considered by the museum field to be “contemporary” in media, style, subject, etc. Due to the division of curatorial areas unique to Phoenix Art Museum, you will also find contemporary artworks in the Western American, Latin American, Asian, and Fashion Design collections. Keep in mind that categories of art are fluid; use Advanced Search if you are looking for something specific.

Artist/MakerTitleArtwork DateMediumSorted AscendingObject Number
Karel Appel Portrait of Count Basie1957oil on canvas1957.100
Richard Diebenkorn Woman by a Window1957oil on canvas1958.8
Tancredi L'universo è incantato come una serra (Abstraction)1957oil on canvas1961.158
Francis Picabia Composition1949oil on board1961.94
Paul Reed 26B1964polymer on canvas1965.119
Victor Vasarely Untitlednot datedsilkscreen1967.92
Seymour Lipton Knight1957hammered nickel and silver1969.34
Chryssa Neon Sculpture1965color lithograph1969.68
Roy Lichtenstein Whaam!1968lithograph1970.14.A
Robert Zakanitch Roseout1969acrylic on canvas1971.72.A