Kevin Killian is a poet, novelist, and playwright. He's talking about Andy Warhol's National Velvet
(1963), horses, movies, numbers, and the painting as a Cold War monument.
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