Longtime SFMOMA docent Ellen Arenson speaks about Clyfford Still's Untitled
(1951-52). She evokes the artist's working process and his belief in the intensely individual experience of viewing a painting as well as making a painting. His lack of titles for his works reflects his insistence on using "no crutches" to understand art, says Arenson.
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