75 Reasons to Live: Sarah Roberts on Terry Fox

September 9, 2010  |  By
Filed under: One on One

Terry Fox, _Pendulum Spit Bite_, 1977

Sarah Roberts is SFMOMA Associate Curator of Collections and Research, and she’s talking here about Terry Fox’s print Pendulum Spit Bite (1977). It’s quite delicate and especially difficult to read in the video, click the thumbnail for a slightly better view. Or come down and see it in person! The work is only on view through next week. A little Terry Fox on Wikipedia. And see Chip Lord’s talk, too, also on a work by this artist.

Remember the end of Manhattan, when Woody Allen asks himself what makes life worth living? Last January, 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 follow the 75 Reasons to Live talks as we post them by checking in here.


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