75 Reasons to Live: Duane R. Deterville on Pablo Picasso’s Tête de trois quarts (Head in Three-Quarter View)

Duane Deterville is an artist and writer. He's talking here about Picasso's attraction to African forms, and the tensions and contradictions inherent in works like the 1907 Tête de trois quarts (Head in Three-Quarter View).

Remember the end of Manhattan, when Woody Allen asks himself what makes life worth living? In January 2010, during SFMOMA's three-day 75th anniversary celebration, 75 people from the Bay Area creative community gave extremely short talks — 7.5 minutes or less! — on a single collection work of their choosing. Someone called it "manic splendor" — and it was. You can view all of the talks on The Anniversary Show exhibition page. Or look for them here, on Open Space.
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