Writer, educator, and curator Glen Helfand speaks about Ed Ruscha's book Thirty-four Parking Lots in Los Angeles
from 1967. Helfand, a child of Southern California, finds a certain nostalgic romance in Ruscha's abstracted take on the suburban California landscape.
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