di Rosa originated as the vision of Rene di Rosa (1919-2010), a prolific collector whose famed vineyards enabled his development of a world-class art collection that was incorporated as a nonprofit public trust in 2000. Now housed across three galleries and around the surrounding landscape, the collection is considered the most significant holding of Bay Area art in the world. A wide range of styles and subject matter provides an overview of the creative energy and freedom to experiment that characterize this region of California.
The collection includes significant works by Bay Area artists, including:
Roy De Forest
Stephen de Staebler
Mark di Suvero
Lynn Hershman Leeson
William T. Wiley
Sandow Birk, The Triumph of 'The San Francisco', 1998. Oil on canvas, 90 x 134 in. di Rosa collection, Napa.
Joan Brown, Girl Standing (Girl with Red Nose), 1962. Oil on canvas, 60 x 48 in. di Rosa collection, Napa.
Deborah Butterfield, Horse #7 (Bonfire), 1978. Mud, sticks, and straw, 144 x 108 x 30 in. di Rosa collection, Napa. (Photo: Steven Rothfeld)
Enrique Chagoya, When Paradise Arrived, 1988. Charcoal and pastel on paper, 80 x 80 in. di Rosa collection, Napa.
Bruce Conner, Teardrop Angel, 1974. Gelatin silver print, 52 x 39 in. di Rosa collection, Napa.
Roy De Forest, Fred, 1978. Varnished polymer on canvas, 30 x 30 in. di Rosa collection, Napa.
Lewis deSoto, Wave Systems, 1983. Photograph, 26 x 24 in. di Rosa collection, Napa.
Mildred Howard, Memory Garden Phase I (interior view), 1990. 4,000 glass bottles, wood, and mixed media, 132 x 120 x 96 in. di Rosa collection, Napa.
Robert Hudson, Running Through the Woods, 1975. Mixed media assemblage, 76 x 49 x 49 in. di Rosa collection, Napa.
Paul Kos, Chartres Blue (installation view), 1986. 27 channel color video installation. di Rosa collection, Napa.
Bruce Nauman, Studies for Holograms (Plate A), 1970. Photo silkscreen, 26 x 26 in. di Rosa collection, Napa.
Richard Shaw, Warren Walter, William, 1981. Porcelain, decal overglazes, 59 x 25.5 x 10 in. di Rosa collection, Napa.