Here are a few souvenirs from my whirlwind tour to San Francisco. I spent some time at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Waiting to see Christian Marclay’s “The Clock”. I watched this piece from 2:32 until 3:27. I could have stayed much longer but the film gave me an incredible sense of how much time I was wasting by watching it. The seats were incredibly comfortable. So of course I napped briefly. I think it was from 2:44 until 2:49
I really love Jenny Saville’s work. This painting is about 10 feet tall. It’s super raw but also almost photographically rendered in places. Super fleshy . She’s a disciple of Lucien Freud. And I’m a disciple of a disciple of a disciple of Lucien Freud.
I love to take photographs in museums but I almost always get in trouble when I do. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has a crazy rule that you cannot wear a backpack with both straps on. It has to hang off one shoulder or else a guard will come over and correct you. Mysterious and strange. like so much Modern Art.
These pages were drawn in idle and potentially bored moments and turned out to be the best things I got from the trip.
Watercolor, PITT artist pen, gold ink.
Watercolor, PIT Pen, waterbrush
Left: Watercolor, PITT Pen, waterbrush. Right: India ink, dip pen.