75 Reasons to Live: Johnny Ray Huston on Diane Arbus’s Xmas Tree in a Living Room, Levittown, L.I.
Johnny Ray Huston, arts and entertainment editor for the San Francisco Bay Guardian, constructs a montage of cinematic and personal associations around Diane Arbus’s Xmas Tree in the Living Room, Levittown, L.I. (1963).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.