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Jeff Wall on creating "staged" photographs

Artist Jeff Wall explains the parallels between filmmaking and his own artistic process.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
About Andy Warhol

A brief introduction to the infamous Pop artist Andy Warhol.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
Marc Huestis on Andy Warhol and celebrity

Cultural impresario Marc Huesis discusses artist Andy Warhol's obsession with celebrity and branding.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
Gary Garrels on Sigmar Polke

Curator Gary Garrels discusses the experimental qualities of artist Sigmar Polke's work.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
Joel Shapiro's materials

Curator John Zarobell discusses sculptor Joel Shapiro's surprising use of materials.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
John Baldessari in his own words

Curator John Zarobell and artist John Baldessari discuss the artist's use of appropriated imagery.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
Gary Garrels on Georg Baselitz

Curator Gary Garrels considers the ways Germany's post-World War II identity crisis influenced the work of Georg Baselitz.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's…

June 2010
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Gary Garrels on Georg Baselitz's upside-down subjects

Curator Gary Garrels on the upside-down figures in Georg Baselitz's later works.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
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Alison Gass on Louise Bourgeois's Spiders

Curator Alison Gass considers spider imagery in the work of Louise Bourgeois.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
Gary Garrels on Alexander Calder's mobiles

Curator Gary Garrels discusses the invention of mobiles by Alexander Calder.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
Jean-Paul Sartre on Alexander Calder's mobiles

Philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre on the qualities of Alexander Calder's mobiles.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
Gary Garrels on Alexander Calder's stabiles

Curator Gary Garrels introduces another facet of Alexander Calder's work — large, organic sculptures he called stabiles.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's…

June 2010
Alexander Calder's static stabiles

Curator Gary Garrels discusss the physical presence of Alexander Calder's stabiles.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
Alexander Calder on his series Constellations

Hear an excerpt of artist Alexander Calder's writings on his celestial series, Constellations.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
Chuck Close on his artistic process

Artist Chuck Close talks about using the grid as a tool for image making.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
Chuck Close on experimentation

Artist Chuck Close discusses how and why he experiments with such a wide range of techniques.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
About Mark di Suvero

Curator John Zarobell in conversation with sculptor Mark di Suvero.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
John Zarobell on Mark di Suvero's Mahout Vishnu

Curator John Zarobell explains the formal qualities and symbolism of Mark di Suvero's sculpture Mahout Vishnu.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia…

June 2010
Gary Garrels on Richard Diebenkorn

Curator Gary Garrels considers the way geography has shaped the work of painter Richard Diebenkorn, from his San Francisco cityscapes to his works inspired by the Southern…

June 2010
Michael Auping on Philip Guston's varied career

Curator Michael Auping discusses the ways Philip Guston's work has changed over time.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
On Philip Guston's late figurative work

Artist Philip Guston explains his radical break from the "purity" of abstraction.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
Gary Garrels on Jenny Holzer's The Survival Series

Curator Gary Garrels on artist Jenny Holzer's body of work, The Survival Series, and her use of the truism "Men don't protect you anymore."

Part of Making Sense of Modern

June 2010
Gary Garrels discusses the truisms that inspire Jenny Holzer's work

Curator Gary Garrels considers the truisms explored by artist Jenny Holzer.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
Bob Fisher and Neal Benezra introduce the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection

SFMOMA Trustee Bob Fisher and Director Neal Benezra discuss the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection and its summer 2010 debut at SFMOMA, Calder to Warhol.

Part of Making Sense of

June 2010
Gary Garrels on Ellsworth Kelly's early work

Curator Gary Garrels discusses line, form, and color in the work of artist Ellsworth Kelly.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
Gary Garrels on Ellsworth Kelly's relief works

Curator Gary Garrels on artist Ellsworth Kelly's use of relief in his later paintings.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
Gary Garrels on Ellsworth Kelly's Stele I

Curator Garry Garrels discusses artist Ellsworth Kelly's Stele I. This monumental work can be seen in SFMOMA's Rooftop Garden, on the fifth floor of the museum.

Part of Making Sense

June 2010
Guest Take: A musical response to Kelly's Stele I

Cellist Zöe Keating responds to Ellsworth Kelly's Stele I with a musical compostion, Monolith (Stele I).

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia…

June 2010
Michael Auping on Anselm Kiefer

Curator Michale Auping considers Anselm Kiefer's interest in post-war German identity.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's handheld multimedia tour.

June 2010
Sol LeWitt, Tom Marioni, and Gary Garrels on conceptual art

Artists Sol LeWitt and Tom Marioni and curator Gary Garrels discuss LeWitt's wall drawings and the birth of conceptual art.

Part of Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile, SFMOMA's…

June 2010