How a Painter Is

Related Exhibition Willem de Kooning

Saturday, September 07, 2002, 2:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Ashton, de Kooning's colleague and friend, presents an anecdotal history of the artist's life and work. Organized around de Kooning's statements on creativity, painting, and vision, Ashton's talk provides unique insights into one of the most important American artists of the twentieth century.

$12 general; $8 SFMOMA members, students with ID, and seniors. Tickets are available at the Museum with no surcharge or at (866.468.3399) or


Dore Ashton, Professor of Art History, The Cooper Union, and author of, The New York School: A Cultural Reckoning