75 Reasons to Live: Iain A. Boal on Elaine Mayes’s Interracial Couple and Baby, Golden Gate Park, August, 1968
Iain Boal is a writer and historian. He’s speculating here about the family in Elaine Mayes’s Interracial Couple and Baby, Golden Gate Park, August, 1968, and how they might fit into the social landscape of the Haight in 1968.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.