Notes from The Cartoon Art Museum and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

I was able to visit two museums on Thursday, December 20th: The Cartoon Art Museum and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. I saw some awesome puppets, a bull’s head in formaldehyde, and a painting by Jay DeFeo that took eight years to complete.  What a great way to spend end-of-the-world eve!

Actual puppets from ParaNorman!

Actual puppets from ParaNorman!

Actual puppets from Paranorman!

Actual puppets from ParaNorman!

A bunch of mouths. Too much to draw.

A bunch of mouths. Too much to draw.

The Jenny Saville painting was at least ten feet tall. Damien Hirst's piece was on floor.

The Jenny Saville painting was at least ten feet tall. Damien Hirst’s piece was on floor.

John Currin's Laughing Nude, 1998 and Jay DeFeo's Cygnus, 1975.

John Currin’s Laughing Nude, 1998 and Jay DeFeo’s Cygnus, 1975.

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Notes from the San Jose Museum of Art – Eric Fischl: Dive Deep

Sketches from Black Friday.

Woman surrounded by dogs, 1979-1980 (sideways) and figure detail of an untitled piece.

Woman surrounded by dogs, 1979-1980 (sideways) and figure detail of an untitled piece.

Portrait of the artist as an old man, 1984 also titled Portrait of "pervy guy" by a SJMA guest.

Portrait of the artist as an old man, 1984 also titled Portrait of a “pervy guy” by a SJMA visitor.

Krefeld Project Living Room, Scene # 4, 2002 (detail).

Krefeld Project Living Room, Scene # 4, 2002 (detail).

Study for the chair, The Bed, Getting Ready, 2000 (detail).

Study for the chair, The Bed, Getting Ready, 2000 (detail).