As the son of Gap Inc. cofounders and art collectors Donald and Doris Fisher (the former died in 2009), Robert Fisher has been involved with the clothing company for over 35 years, and in 2004 he was named chairman of the board of directors. Along with his wife Randi, he has maintained an impressive art collection with a pronounced focus on photography. In 2010, Randi and Robert’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,” Robert 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—I was hooked,” he said, referring to Evans. He is also chair of the board of trustees of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where his parents’ collection is on long-term loan.
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