As the son of Gap Inc. co-founders Donald and Doris Fisher, Robert Fisher has been involved with the company for well over 30 years, and in 2004 he was named chairman of the board of directors. His interests go far beyond pants and shirts, though. Along with his wife Randi, he has maintained an impressive art collection with a pronounced focus on photography. In 2010, the couple’s collection of photographs was put on display at the 28,000-square-foot San Francisco gallery Pier 24. The show, titled “From the Collection of Randi and Bob Fisher,” included work from a long list of acclaimed artists including William Eggleston, Diane Arbus, Walker Evans, and Man Ray, to name a few. “I’ve been collecting photographs pretty consistently since 1981,” Fisher told the San Francisco radio station KQED. “When I was able to buy my first piece of art, the fact that I could get something for $1,200 by an artist that many recognize as perhaps one of the great artists of the 20th century,” he said, referring to Evans, “I was hooked.” Fisher is also president of the board of trustees of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where his parent’s collection is on long-term loan, with it making up a large swath of the museum’s 2016 reopening exhibition.
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