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75 Reasons to Live: Neal Benezra on Clyfford Still’s Untitled [formerly Self-Portrait]

SFMOMA Director Neal Benezra offers a personal reminiscence about Clyfford Still’s PH-233 [formerly Self-Portrait], (1945) — the painting that sparked Benezra’s interest in art when he was just a kid visiting the museum.

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. Browse more videos below.