The 25th Anniversary Logo

For the 25th Anniversary of di Rosa, our logo will act as a stage for different iconic moments in di Rosa’s history. The logo will change seasonally, with each presenting a different story about the organization and its collection. read on to learn more.

 

Edition 01 (winter) presents an image that has become almost synonymous with di Rosa. Taken in 1988 by Jock Mc Donald, son of Veronica di Rosa, the photograph Rene & Gorilla shows the art patron wearing the lower portion of a gorilla suit and bow tie, while grimacing at his own gorilla mask. Rene was known to wear the costume to formal occasions, including to Napa County Board of Supervisors meetings, and the image captures the rogue and playful nature of the art patron. The trucker hat seen here is an early di Rosa Preserve hat. Green in color, it would have made a striking accessory to the completed outfit.Empty headiEmpty hea

Empty headin25th Anniversary di Rosa Logo, Edition 01, Jock McDonald, Rene & Gorilla, 1988, Gelatin silver Print, 9 3/4 × 9 3/4 in. (24.8 × 24.8 cm), Gift of Jock McDonald, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art.

Edition 02 (spring) features a massive aluminum sculpture by Napa-based artist Gordon Huether. Yucca is prominently sited on the hillside of Milliken Peak and is one of over seventy outdoor sculptures that can be found at di Rosa. Created from airplane fuel tanks, Yucca embodies the continuing spirit of repurposing objects for artistic means.

25th Anniversary di Rosa Logo, Edition 02, Gordon Huether, Yucca, 2002, Aluminum airplane gas tanks, 264 × 180 × 180 in. (670.6 × 457.2 × 457.2 cm), di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art.

Edition 03 (summer)

25th Anniversary di Rosa Logo, Edition 03, Alan Rath, Creature, 2001, Aluminum, steel, rubber, electronics, mechanics, LCD, 26 × 12 × 13 in. (66 × 30.5 × 33 cm), di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art.

Edition 04 (fall)

25th Anniversary di Rosa Logo, Edition 04, Joan Brown, The Long Journey, 1981, Enamel on canvas, 78 x 96 in. di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art.