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Five Questions

New series. The same five questions to SFMOMA visitors, artists, staff, or guests.  Let’s see what happens with these over time. Enjoy!

John

John on the 4th floor landing

Name/ Place of residence/ Occupation/ Hobby?

My name is John, I live in San Francisco, California. I am a full-time film student and I’m a full-time cyclist too.

Do you collect anything?

I collect Vonnegut books. I have quite a few now, a whole shelf full.

If you could invite any artist to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would love to have dinner with Miranda July. She seems really adventurous and really full of life and I’d love to have a conversation with her.

If you could steal any artwork in the world to have up in your house, what would it be?

It would be Boy with Pipe by Picasso. I know at one point it was the most expensive painting in the world. I’m just saying that for reference. But I think it’s a beautiful painting.

What’s your favorite tool?

Camera.

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Bonnie

Bonnie in the SFMOMA offices

Name/Place of residence/Occupation/Hobby?

My name is Bonnie. I live in Berkeley, California. I’m the research manager in the fundraising department at SFMOMA. My hobby is organization.

Do you collect anything?

Yes, way too much stuff. I collect things with owls on them, things with turtles on them, teddy bears, ugly dolls, things that are blue… I collect too much.

If you could invite any artist to dinner, who would it be and why?

Oh, man, that’s tough. I think I would invite Gustave Baumann. He was around the turn of the century or a little bit later and he lived in New Mexico and he did these beautiful, colorful woodblock prints. But he also made puppets. He was busy 24/7 with stuff and I’d like to know how he did that.

If you could steal any artwork in the world to have up in your house, what would it be?

I really liked Martin Puryear’s blue circle. I don’t remember the name of it. But that I would love to have.

What’s your favorite tool?

Sewing machine.

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Sue

Sue in the Atrium

Name/Place of residence/Occupation/Hobby?

My name is Sue. I live in Castro Valley. I’m a graphic artist and my hobby is acting and singing.

Do you collect anything?

I do collect art, to a minor extent. I collect paintings and sculpture, both abstract and representational. The way I determine whether I’m going to buy a work of art by if it won’t let me leave the gallery or store without it. It really speaks to me and I don’t ever buy art because it goes with a chair or anything like that.

If you could invite any artist to dinner, who would it be and why?

Oh my goodness. Well, just having seen her work, I think probably Georgia O’Keeffe. I just think she’s a fascinating person with a rich history. I love her art and she’s a woman and very independent, successful woman artist.

If you could steal any artwork in the world to have up in your house, what would it be?

It would probably be a post-impressionist, like a Van Gogh or a Cezanne or a Gauguin. Something like that.

What’s your favorite tool?

Any kind of tool? Oh my gosh, my Macintosh. I’m a graphic artist and it’s a very important tool in my profession. Plus, it’s fun and I’m definitely a Mac person as opposed to a PC person.

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