75 Reasons to Live: Renny Pritikin on Robert Arneson’s Harvey
Renny Pritikin, director of the Nelson Gallery at UC Davis, discusses Bay Area artist Robert Arneson and his political portrait Harvey (1982). Pritikin places Arneson’s work in the context of political art, Funk Art, and the historical moment in San Francisco at the time of the assassinations of George Moscone and Harvey Milk.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.