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Matthew Ritchie on storytelling

Artist Matthew Ritchie discusses his work in the context of storytelling, and describes his approach to narrative.

October 2000
Susan Rothenberg on the challenges of painting

Susan Rothenberg discusses the challenges she faces when working on a painting.

October 2000
Susan Rothenberg discusses her artistic process

Susan Rothenberg discusses the creation of her paintings.

October 2000
Vija Celmins on preparing to paint

Vija Celmins discusses the emotional and mental preparation she undertakes before beginning work on a painting.

October 2000
Vija Celmins discusses her artistic process

Vija Celmins talks about her artistic process and considers the ways natural textures and surfaces influence her work.

October 2000
Jackson Pollock at work

This video shows the Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock in the process of action painting, which involved pouring and splashing paint (rather than applying it with a…

October 2000
Jackson Pollock on his process

This video of Jackson Pollock at work is accompanied by the artist's commentary about this artistic process.

October 2000
Richard Serra's Gutter Corner Splash: Night Shift

This video documents the installation of Richard Serra's Gutter Corner Splash: Night Shift (1969/1995).

October 2000
Jonathan Katz and Maria Porges on Robert Gober

Jonathan Katz and Maria Porges discuss Robert Gober's installations.

October 2000
Glenn Ligon on confronting slavery

Artist Glenn Ligon explains why he examines the subject of slavery in his work.

October 2000
Glenn Ligon discusses Day of Absence

Artist Glenn Ligon discusses his exhibition Glenn Ligon: Day of Absence. Organized in 1997, the show featured works that explored group and individual identity in the context of…

October 2000
Glenn Ligon on self-portraits

Ligon discusses his photographic self-portraits.

October 2000
Judy Chicago on being a woman artist

Judy Chicago recounts the experience of being a woman artist in the 1960s and 1970s, when the art world was dominated by men.

October 2000
Judy Chicago on feminist art

Judy Chicago discusses the feminist art movement.

October 2000
Gary Garrels on Robert Gober's Newspapers

Curator Gary Garrels talks about Robert Gober's Newspapers in relation to Installation view of Newspaper, Rat Bait, Functioning Sink, Prison Window (1995).

October 2000
John Weber on Robert Gober's Newspapers

John Weber discusses the materials used in Robert Gober's Newspapers in relation to Installation view of Newspaper, Rat Bait, Functioning Sink, Prison Window (1995).

October 2000
Lawrence Rinder on Robert Gober's Newspapers

Lawrence Rinder discusses Robert Gober's Newspapers in relation to Installation View of Newspaper, Rat Bait, Functioning Sink, Prison Window (1995).

October 2000
Richard Serra discusses his materials

Sculptor Richard Serra talks about the materials — such as rubber, lead, and steel — that he uses to create his works.

October 2000
Jonathan Katz on Richard Serra's Gutter Corner Splash: Night Shift

Jonathan Katz discusses sculptor Richard Serra's Gutter Corner Splash: Night Shift (1969/1995).

October 2000
Richard Serra's Surprise Attack

Watch artist Richard Serra's video Surprise Attack (1973).

October 2000
The Trial of Tilted Arc

An excerpt from The Trial Of Tilted Arc (1986), a thought-provoking documentary chronicling the climactic General Services Administration hearing that decided the fate of Richard…

October 2000
Terry Winters discusses his artistic process

Artist Terry Winters discusses his artistic process and considers the primary logic behind his work.

October 2000
Amalia Mesa-Bains on Frida Kahlo's self-portraits

Artist Amalia Mesa-Bains discusses the evolution of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo's self-portraits.

July 2000
Sol LeWitt's Incomplete Open Cubes

Sol LeWitt and curator Gary Garrels discuss LeWitt's installation Incomplete Open Cubes (1974).

January 2000
John Baldessari sings Sol LeWitt

In a tribute to fellow artist Sol LeWitt, John Baldessari sings lines from LeWitt's writing.

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

January 2000
Richard Diebenkorn discusses representational art

Painter Richard Diebenkorn discusses the depiction of objects in his work.

January 2000
Sol LeWitt on working with assistants

Artist Sol LeWitt talks about working with studio assistants to create his monumental wall drawings.

December 1999
Richard Diebenkorn on his tour of duty as a U.S. Marine

Richard Diebenkorn talks about creating portraits of his fellow Marines when he served in the military.

December 1999
Richard Diebenkorn on natural light

Painter Richard Diebenkorn discusses the importance of natural light.

December 1999
Richard Diebenkorn on the Southwest

Richard Diebenkorn talks about drawing inspiration from the landscape of the Southwest. 

December 1999