Witness to this Game

Selections from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer
and His Family Foundation

Christie’s is pleased to present Witness to this Game, a special exhibition of prints and multiples, taking place at Christie's San Francisco’s new downtown gallery space, 20 January – 25 March 2022. The exhibition will be comprised of 64 curated artworks by a group of 17 Black artists, including leading contemporary stars such as Mark Bradford, Derrick Adams, Alison Saar and Kehinde Wiley, as well as established 20th century master print-makers including Romare Bearden and Robert Colescott.

The exhibition is a testament to Jordan Schnitzer’s lifelong collecting journey emphasizing his dedication to acquiring works by artists from the Pacific Northwest and California. The exhibition’s title is a direct reference to Bay Area-based artist Mildred Howard’s series of prints, I've Been a Witness to this Game, eight of which will be featured in the exhibition.

Viewing begins 20 January at Christie’s San Francisco galleries.

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Highlights

  • PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JORDAN D. SCHNITZER
    Mildred Howard (b. 1945)

    I've Been a Witness to this Game XIV

    monoprints and digital print with
    collage and gold leaf, 2016, eight
    unique plates from the series,
    published by Shark's Ink, Lyons, CO.
    20½ x 15⅛ in.

  • PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JORDAN D. SCHNITZER
    Derrick Adams (b. 1970)

    Style Variation 3 (High Top)

    screenprint, archival inkjet, 2020,
    edition 21/30, published by Tandem Press,
    Madison, WI.
    27 x 20 in.

  • PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JORDAN D. SCHNITZER
    Mildred Howard (b. 1945)

    Island People on Blue Mountain

    monoprints with collage, 2012,
    four unique plates from the series,
    published by Shark's Ink, Lyons, CO.
    20⅛ x 15 in.

  • PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JORDAN D. SCHNITZER
    Wangechi Mutu (b. 1972)

    Mwotaji (The Dreamer)

    polished bronze, hand carved Carrara
    marble, 2016, on a steel base, from the
    edition of 6.
    10 x 13 x 5.5 in.

  • PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JORDAN D. SCHNITZER
    Mildred Howard (b. 1945)

    I've Been a Witness to this Game

    monoprints and digital print with
    collage and gold leaf, 2016, eight
    unique plates from the series,
    published by Shark's Ink, Lyons, CO.
    20½ x 15⅛ in.

Exhibition information

WITNESS TO THIS GAME

Exhibition Times
20 January – 25 March 2022
Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm

Location
Christie’s San Francisco
49 Geary Street, Suite 530
San Francisco, CA 94108

Contact
Emily Misencik
+1 415 982 0982
emisencik@christies.com

Special event

SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION AT FOG DESIGN+ART FAIR

Join us for a film screening of Welcome to the Neighborhood at the FOG Design+Art Fair immediately followed by a panel discussion with artist Mildred Howard, film director Pamela Uzzell and Director and CEO of the Oakland Museum of California, Lori Fogarty; moderated by Paul David Henderson, Executive Director, San Francisco Department of Police Accountability (SFDPA).

Event Time
Saturday, 22 January 2022
12:30pm

Location
FOG Design+Art Fair
Festival Pavilion
2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94123