Posts Tagged “Jackson Pollock”

Nothing That Meets the Eye: Not Pollock

04.24.2015  |  By
Filed under: Essay, Projects/Series

“Nothing That Meets the Eye” is a series of essays in which I think through the aesthetic and affective fallout of some of the odder, ubiquitous, and more stubborn byproducts of our culture of copies, reproductions, and fakes.

Everybody has that feeling when they look at a work of art and it’s right, that sudden familiarity, a s... More

I Am Here: Daniel Schifrin on Beyond Belief

09.11.2013  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd, Projects/Series

Beyond Belief: 100 Years of the Spiritual in Modern Art, jointly organized by SFMOMA and the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM), is on view at the CJM through October 27. Open Space presents a series of writings on works in the exhibition. In today’s post Daniel Schifrin, part of the CJM curatorial team, reflects on the exhibition as a Talmudic jou... More

5 Questions: Carolyn Eames

10.20.2010  |  By
Filed under: Conversations

[Five questions to SFMOMA artists, staff, or guests. Carolyn Eames, who has worked at SFMOMA for 25 and 1/2 years, retires today. Carolyn started in admissions in 1984 when SFMOMA was still located on Van Ness Avenue. When the museum moved to its current Third Street location in 1995, she joined the Operations Department as the museum’s receptionist. It would be hard to imagine anyone else knowing as much as she does about SFMOMA. Carolyn, everyone here will miss you tremendously, and we wish you all the best!]

Do you collect anything?

I colle... More

1001 Words: 02.07.10

02.07.2010  |  By
Filed under: Field Notes

*an ongoing series of individual images presented for speculation and scrutiny, with only tags at the bottom to give context. Because sometimes words are never enough…


“Flare and Spatter and Fury” or “My baby—” ?

01.25.2010  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd

SFMOMA turned 75 last weekend. We’ve published a new collection catalog, 75 Years of Looking Forward, and this month we’re  featuring excerpts from it here. Today, a few paragraphs on the museum’s acquisition of Jackson Pollock’s Guardians of the Secret, focusing on the correspondence between two of the artist’s earliest champions, Peggy Guggenheim and Grace McCann Morley. Guardians of the Secret is one of the most important paintings in the SFMOMA collection, and is key to understanding both Pollock’s developme... More

Five Questions: Adam and Rebekah

01.08.2010  |  By
Filed under: Conversations

[Five questions to SFMOMA visitors, artists, staff, or guests.]

Name/Place of Residence/Occupation/Hobby?

My name is Rebekah. I am an optician and I live in Noe Valley with my husband Adam. My hobby is—a couple of things: I like playing with the dog, Oliver, and then I also make music with my husband, Adam.

My name is Adam and I live in San Franc... More

Five Questions: Timothy Buckwalter

11.20.2009  |  By
Filed under: Conversations

[Five questions to SFMOMA visitors, artists, staff, or guests. Here's Timothy Buckwalter in the Koret Visitor Education Center.]

Name/Place of residence/Occupation/Hobby?

My name is Timothy Buckwalter. I live in Albany, California. I’m an artist and I’ve recently started curating and I also write about art. I have a blog about art. If I had... More

Collection Rotation: Fayette Hauser

11.16.2009  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

[Our monthly feature, Collection Rotation: some wonderful guest organizes a mini-exhibition from our collection works online. This month’s guest-curator is the marvelous Fayette Hauser, shining, beautiful Cockette, costume designer, & collector extraordinaire. On December 3, we’re hosting the Cockettes for a rare film screening and ... More

Five Questions: Andy and Kathy

10.23.2009  |  By
Filed under: Conversations

[Five questions to SFMOMA visitors, artists, staff, or guests.]

Name/Place of residence/Occupation/Hobby?

K: Katherine, Tampa, Florida. I am an elementary school media specialist. Hobby: reading! What a surprise.

A: My name is Andy, Tampa Florida is our town. I’m an environmental consultant and my hobby is politics.

K: Not the same politics,... More