Archive for the ‘art’ Category

Academy of Art Police, in Black and White

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Let’s see, our AOAU has it’s own bus line and politicians, so why shouldn’t its security force get upgraded to peace officer status, maybe let them get some surplus MRAPs for the occasional eviction.

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Ah, art school

Beautiful, Baby: Found Art on Fell Street, 94117

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

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General Douglas MacArthur Tunnel Update: “SF VS. TRUMP” Covered Over – How Wude!

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Then:

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Now:

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But I don’t think public sentiment has changed a whit since last year…

ONLY IN MARIN: “You are amazing.”

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

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The End of California

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Way out there in the Richmond District:

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See? California END. A DEAD END, actually:

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And best of all, you can visit these steps on the 80th block of California without risking a yet another car break-in ala the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps in the nearby Sunset…

No Canvas is Too Small, When You are a True Graffiti Artist – Consider This Bike Lock on Divisadero

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Consider yourself tagged, little bike lock.

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THEORY: If a Corporation Illegally Markets on the Sidewalks of Frisco, It Will be Coerced Into Buying SFMTA MUNI Bus Ads

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

So here’s the theory. Say your marketing people go hog-wild with the chalk ads on the Streets of San Francisco, like this:

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So then somebody calls 311 or somebody else posts a photo on the Twitter and then an investigator at the City Attorney’s Office takes a look at things and then the people at Parlophone / Warner Bros. get a jingle and then somehow things get smoothed over by the Brothers Warner or somebody else making at buy at the SFMTA MUNI for some hastily-created and more or less useless ads such as:

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Cf. the Blue Wolf at a Dream Force about 1.5 years ago:

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And then these hastily-created and more or less useless ads started to appear:

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Just a theory, man.

And here’s the thing about chalk. You can’t scrub it off your car tires to avoid a citation and you can’t scuff into Frisco’s sidewalks, I’m srsly. What’s that, UBER, Microsoft, Verizon, et al, it’s “only temporary?” Well, yeah, sure, that’s what I’m talking about, it’s agin the rules, temporary or not.

Learn about all the horrible things people do with chalk about town right here – just keep on scrolling, next page etc

Remembering When The Ball Player Statue in Golden Gate Park Went Hula

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Our National Past Time (The Ball Player), 1889, by Douglas Tilden as seen in Golden Gate Park back in the day, complete with hula grass skirt and lei.

A more dignified view here.

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“Presented to the Golden Gate Park By a Friend of the Sculptor As a Tribute to His Energy, Industry and Ability”

Physical Graffiti: Signs of a Dedicated Street Artist in Our Midsts

Friday, April 21st, 2017

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The “Summer of Love Experience” Debuts at Our de Young Museum – A MUST SEE – Runs Through August 20, 2017

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Here it is, at America’s fifth busiest museum:

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Walk from the pouring sun of Golden Gate Park through the entrance to see the now-decorated front doors.

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It’s The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll at our de Young Museum.

April 8th to August 20th from 9:30 AM to 5:15 PM on Tuesdays through Sundays. CLOSED MONDAYS.  Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive 94118. (415) 750-3600

I thought it would be heavy on textiles/fashion and it is. I thought it would be an A+ show and it is.

And here’s a taste of it – a Digital Story.

And here is the review:

Groove on hippie vibe at BAM, de Young Summer of Love exhibits by Charles Desmarais

And now, on with the show:
Flower Child Dede Wilsey and FAMSF Director Max Hollein at the kickoff:

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Colleen Terry (Assistant Curator, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Art) and Jill d’Alessandro (Curator of Costume and Textile Arts, de young Museum):

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It’s the Hermitage but for posters in there:

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And fashion fashion fashion:

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I’ve never seen a photo of the Further bus from the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

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And of course, exit through the dedicated gift shop:

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The catalogue is amazing as well:

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Memberships at the de Young start at $119

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And leaving you with this – road signs marked 1967 and 2017:

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