75 Reasons to Live: Rebecca Solnit on Jay DeFeo
San Francisco-based writer Rebecca Solnit‘s forthcoming book Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas reimagines traditional map-making in 22 inventive maps, 7 of which SFMOMA is issuing this year in broadside copies linked to a series of Live Art events. The second program of the series is this weekend. Rebecca speaks here about what it meant, especially in the 50s, to be a West Coast, Bay Area artist, touching on Wallace Berman, George Hermes, Bruce Conner, Jess, Wally Hedrick, Michael & Joanne McClure, Joan Brown and Manual Neri, and indeed Jay DeFeo, and The Verónica (1957). More Jay DeFeo. More Rebecca at Alternet. Come see the painting, it’s extraordinary, and nothing but seeing it in real life will do. Only up through the end of the month.