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Indispensable: Chad Hasegawa

"Indispensable" is a series that asks the de Young’s Artists in Residence to explain a tool that’s essential to their work.

So tell us why you picked a hammer.

I use a lot of bucket paint and this hammer is the best thing for closing the lid on a can. I’m constantly opening and closing my buckets and I’m constantly shaking them.  So if they’re not shut tightly, paint is getting all over the place. It’s a really a major part of my process. Look at all my paintings, there’s like a billion colors in there. I’m opening a lot of cans for a short period of time each.

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Indispensable: Liz Harvey

"Indispensable" is a series that asks the de Young’s Artists in Residence to explain a tool that’s essential to their work.

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Setting the Table with Ed Ruscha

Ed Ruscha sitting with the materials used for printing the News... portfolio. © Estate of Tony Evans/Timelapse Library Ltd.

This Thanksgiving menu is unlike any you’ve had before. It was chosen by artist Ed Ruscha and includes caviar and squid, along with pie filling. 

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Interview with Alexander Barantschik

By Danica Hodge, Editor, Publications

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Conservation Ghost Story: The Tale of the Haunting Stain

Hans Weiditz’s Athena and Arachne from Von der Artzney Bayder Gluck. 1532. Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts. 

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The Inner Workings of A Bolivian Monedero

By Sarah Gates, Head Conservator, Textile Conservation

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