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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
Marcel Duchamp discusses Bicycle Wheel

Marcel Duchamp talks about the form Bicycle Wheel (1913), one of his well-known readymades. 

December 2000
Marcel Duchamp discusses Bottlerack

Marcel Duchamp discusses Bottlerack (1914), one of his well-known readymades.

December 2000
Marcel Duchamp discusses Comb

Marcel Duchamp discusses Comb (1916), one of his well-known readymades.

December 2000
Clement Greenberg on Marcel Duchamp

Art critic Clement Greenberg discusses Marcel Duchamp.

December 2000
Jasper Johns on Marcel Duchamp

Artist Jasper Johns talks about seeing Marcel Duchamp's work for the first time in Philadelphia in the 1950s.

December 2000
The reproduction of Duchamp's Fountain

Art historians Francis Naumann and Michael Taylor discuss the reproduction of Duchamps Fountain (1917) in relation to the artist's concept of the readymade.

December 2000
Duchamp and the readymade

Artist Marcel Duchamp speaks about the concept behind his readymades. Accompanied by additional commentary by art historians Francis Naumann and Michael Taylor. 

December 2000
Tina Modotti in The Tiger's Coat

A clip from photographer Tina Modotti's silent film The Tiger's Coat (1920).

December 2000
Frank Stella on Lipsko III

Frank Stella discusses the creation of his painting Lipsko III (1972).

October 2000
Frank Stella on Shoubeegi (Indian Birds)

Frank Stella discusses his work Shoubeegi (Indian Birds) (1978).

October 2000
Frank Stella on Firuzabad

Frank Stella discusses his painting Firuzabad (1970) and other works in his Protractor series.

October 2000
Willem de Kooning on painting women

Willem de Kooning discusses his paintings of women.

October 2000
David Smith discusses color

Sculptor David Smith discusses the complexities of color.

October 2000