December 03, 2012

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,

Our One on One series features artists, writers, poets, curators, and others from around the country, responding to works in SFMOMA’s collection. You can follow it here.

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