Jonn Herschend on Philip Guston

Philip Guston, Evidence, 1971. Acquired 1982 Collection SFMOMA Gift of the artist © Estate of Philip Guston

Philip Guston, Evidence, 1971


Raised in a Midwestern amusement park, Jonn Herschend is a visual artist and filmmaker whose work explores fiction, reality, and the narrative structures that we employ as a way to explain the chaos and clutter of our everyday lives. He is also co-founder/editor of THE THING Quarterly (along with Will Rogan). More information can be found on his website,

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