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Studio assistant Doug Johns discusses Eva Hesse's work

Sculptor and designer Doug Johns, one of Eva Hesse's main studio assistants, discusses the artist's work.

January 2002
Eva Hesse's Untitled (Rope Piece)

Curator Elisabeth Sussman explains the genesis of Eva Hesse's Untitled (Rope Piece) (1970).

January 2002
Caring for Eva Hesse's Aught

Conservator Michelle Barger assesses the condition of Eva Hesse's Aught (1968) and describes the ways that the artist's materials have changed over time.

December 2001
Robert Storr on making sense of Gerhard Richter's work

Curator Robert Storr discusses the process of selecting which works to include in SFMOMA's Gerhard Richter exhibition.

December 2001
Robert Storr on organizing Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting

Curator Robert Storr looks at Gerhard Richter's use of photography and abstraction.

December 2001
Gerhard Richter, photography, and abstraction

Curator Robert Storr discusses Gerhard Richter's works, which defy easy classification.

December 2001
Elisabeth Sussman on Eva Hesse's Expanded Expansion

Curator Elisabeth Sussman discusses the unconventional materials used in Eva Hesse's Expanded Expansion (1969) and considers the impact of gravity on the work.

December 2001
Jasper Johns on the ideas behind his work

Artist Jasper Johns discusses his artistic process and the thinking behind his work.

October 2001
Jasper Johns discusses his target paintings

Artist Jasper Johns discusses the process of creating his target paintings.

October 2001
Ansel Adams prints Moonrise

Archival footage showing Ansel Adams in the process of printing his photograph Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico.

August 2001
Ansel Adams discusses capturing his famous moonrise

Ansel Adams discusses how he captured his photograph Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico.

August 2001
Ansel Adams on his relationship to environmentalism

Photographer Ansel Adams discusses his connection to the natural world and comments on the use of his work by environmentalists.

August 2001
Douglas R. Nickel on Ansel Adams's Surf Sequence

Curator Douglas R. Nickel analyzes the formal and conceptual qualities of Ansel Adams's Surf Sequence photograph series of the 1940s.

August 2001
Ansel Adams on his working methods

Photographer Ansel Adams discusses his working methods.

August 2001
Ansel Adams on photography and visualization

Ansel Adams discusses his approach to photography.

August 2001
Ansel Adams on photographing Yosemite

Ansel Adams talks about photographing Yosemite National Park.

August 2001
Diego Rivera's frescoes

Ernest Halberstadt, an assistant to Diego Rivera, explains the process of making plaster for Rivera's fresco paintings.

May 2001
Diego Rivera reads the Manifesto for an Independent Revolutionary Art

In this video Diego Rivera reads the Manifesto for an Independent Revolutionary Art. Although the manifesto was signed by Rivera and the French Surrealist André Breton, it is…

May 2001
Andy Warhol at work

Archival film footage showing Andy Warhol making a silkscreen painting.

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

February 2001
Brice Marden on Cold Mountain

Brice Marden explains the methods behind his drawings and paintings.

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

December 2000
Josef Albers's Tenayuca

This video montage explores the inspiration behind Albers's Tenayuca (1943), charting the transformation from pyramid to painting.

December 2000
Jenny Holzer's I Am a Man

An up-close look at conceptual artist Jenny Holzer's work, I Am a Man (1987).

December 2000
Marcel Duchamp's Fountain

Art historians Francis Naumann and Michael Taylor discuss the scandal created in 1917 by Marcel Duchamp's Fountain.

December 2000
Ansel Adams and friends climb Diving Board rock in Yosemite

Archival footage showing photographer Ansel Adams and friends climbing Diving Board rock in Yosemite National Park.

December 2000
Andy Warhol on Pop art

Who was Iggy Stooge and how can you tell if an artwork is popular? Artist Andy Warhol answers these questions and considers the origins of Pop art.

December 2000
Edward Kienholz on frugality

Installation artist Edward Kienholz discusses the ways his frugality influences his work. 

December 2000
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera at the Blue House

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo expresses her feelings about her husband, Diego Rivera. This archival footage of Kahlo and Rivera at their home in Mexico was shot by photographer…

December 2000
Jenny Holzer's Televised Texts

Documentation of artist Jenny Holzer's work Televised Texts.

December 2000
Jenny Holzer's lightboard for Times Square

Artist Jenny Holzer discusses the project she designed for the Spectacolor lightboard in Times Square, created in 1982 as part of her ongoing Truisms series. 

December 2000
Marcel Duchamp on Paris Air

Artist Marcel Duchamp talks about his conceptual work Paris Air (1919).

December 2000