February 01, 2012

SECA 50th Anniversary Artist on Artist Talks: David Best on Joan Brown

Sculptor David Best (1977 SECA Art Award) talked about Joan Brown, and her painting Noel in the Kitchen:

Joan Brown, Noel in the Kitchen, 1964; Collection SFMOMA, Bequest of Dale C. Crichton, © Estate of Joan Brown

David Best on Joan Brown’s Noel in the Kitchen, and in conversation with the audience.

*Left*: Mimi Jacobs, Joan Brown, Artist, 1977; gelatin silver print; Collection SFMOMA; anonymous gift.  *Right* David Best, Untitled, 1977; porcelain with feathers, dead mice, birds, shells, toys, bottle, and necklace; Collection SFMOMA, gift in memory of Floyd Douglas Conkey and Evelyn Blunt Conkey, 78.12

Comments (1)

  • How nice it is to listen to David Best’s comments about Joan Brown. Her last studio in San Francisco on Yosemite Avenue was next to mine. Noel’s studio was on the other side. I got to know her during the time I spent at Charles Campbell’s Gallery on Chestnut Street and from The Dolphin Club where we both swam in the icy-cold bay. Her day in India was such a sad moment. Thank you David Best for your kind memories.

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