Posts Tagged ‘art’

Governmental Whimsy: A Giant Dog Head Above Sloat – San Francisco Designated Landmark #254

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Read all about it.

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SoMA Tableau: WHITTIER FIGHT SHOP

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

As seen on Clementina, near our SFMOMA:

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Apparently, it’s a better-than-average fight shop, down there in Whittier, CA.

A Heavy Lift from Our SFMOMA: “Worldwide Exclusive Presentation of Magritte’s Late Paintings Opens May 19” – BOWLER HATTED MEN IN THE HOUSE

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

What do you want, The Son Of Man? Well, he’s on his way!

René Magritte
The Fifth Season

May 19–October 28, 2018

All the deets:

SFMOMA’S WORLDWIDE EXCLUSIVE PRESENTATION OF MAGRITTE’S LATE PAINTINGS OPENS MAY 19

Exhibition Features More than 20 Works Shown for the First Time in a U.S. Museum

René Magritte: The Fifth Season
May 19–October 28, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 6, 2018)—René Magrittethe extraordinary surrealist painter, faced a question of conviction in the 1940s. As Europe was overwhelmed by the horrors of World War II, Magritte’s production was transforming in ways that surprised even the artist’s closest colleagues and advocates. Already in possession of his classic style of painting, honed over the previous two decades, Magritte suddenly began to make images that looked almost nothing like his previous work. In this era of instability and upheaval during the German occupation of Belgium, he questioned the role of art and looked for a new direction and new meanings.

René Magritte: The Fifth Season—presented exclusively at SFMOMA from May 19 through October 28, 2018—focuses on the latter half of Magritte’s career, from approximately 1943 to 1967, a period of remarkable transformation and revitalization for the artist. With loans from North and South America, Europe and Asia, it is the most complete presentation of Magritte’s late work mounted since the artist’s death in 1967. With more than 20 artworks being shown for the first time in a U.S. museum, and the first concentrated examination of Magritte’s sunlit surrealism and gouaches in this country, it marks a major milestone in the artist’s exhibition history.

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“Introduction to Cartooning” Classes by SIRRON NORRIS for Ages 6-13 – Ingleside Branch Library, 1298 Ocean Ave – Runs for the First Half of 2018

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

What a deal this is from our San Francisco Public Library – youth can learn cartooning from famous Sirron Norris:

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See you there!

Arresting – As Seen in NoPA Just Across the Street from Nopa

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

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Echoes of the Fillmore: WEST COAST HARLEM, BIRD CAGE, BOP CITY – This is All That’s Left

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

As seen from Fillmore:

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Meta – The Self-Aware Turtles of Golden Gate Park

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Art meets Life:

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A Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham, Bro-Ham – As Seen in The Richmond

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Fleetwood, up to no good:

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Proper

Rec and Park’s Anti-Vandalism Effort at the McKinley Statue in the Panhandle Gets Hit with … Vandalism

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Here’s your background and here’s how this site looks today:

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Suffice to say that this statue was going to need some work done anyway, and if the Arts Commish / RPD got a permanent fence put up (the way some people want) any sort of tagging wouldn’t look this bad, and it’s probably going to be a lot more difficult to get your painted message to the streets to stick (literally stick) around – suffice to say all that, but nevertheless Rec and Park’s Anti-Vandalism Effort at the McKinley Statue in the Panhandle Gets Hit with … Vandalism.

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Ghost Ship Memorial, In Situ, San Francisco Bay – This is How Most Will See It, from I-80 or W. Frontage Road

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

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And of course, million upon millions of people will see it I think it will stick around.

2016 Oakland Warehouse Fire

Artist creates actual Ghost Ship as tribute in Emeryville