Haute 100 Update: Doris Fisher Loans 235-Ton Sculpture to Alma Mater, Stanford University

Haute 100 San Francisco member, founder of The GAP, and revered art collector Doris Fisher has recently loaned a 235-ton sheet metal sculpture called “Sequence” to the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, of which Fisher is an alumna and still keeps close connections to.

Earlier this year, Doris found a home for the extensive and prized art collection she and her late husband Donald had at the San Francisco MoMA, but “Sequence” is on loan from the Fisher Art Foundation until 2016, when it will be moved to SF MoMA to coincide with the museum’s scheduled expansion completion.

The massive sculpture by Richard Serra requires a considerable amount of money to install, maintain, and display – and, while exact numbers are undisclosed, the vast majority of the costs are being paid for by the Fisher Foundation. At 67 feet long and 13 feet deep, Fisher is being extremely generous in her contribution to her alma mater.

“Stanford was chosen because the Fishers have close connections to the University, Doris Fisher is an alumna,” said Laura Satersmoen, executive director of Fisher. “We talked to the Director, Tom Seligman, about the possibility, and he jumped on it. It’s one of Richard Serra’s great sculptures.”

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