I think this dude on Buchanan was painting white over red, but I don’t know for sure.
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First up is the origami paper-crane pop-up graffiti bombing of the McAllister wall.
Here’s how it’s holding up, last night…
…and the day before:
It’s persevering, huh?
Next up is the closing of the Big Show, check it:
CLOSING THIS SUNDAY
Just as this exhibition has touched upon the fleeting nature of life, it too must come to an end. An expansive exploration of spirituality, cosmic order, and the afterlife, it’s a provocative presentation of both contemporary art and older objects from our collection. The result is a one-of-a-kind journey transcending time and place. Phantoms will go out with a bang: everyone can see it for FREE this Sunday, as part of our Target First Free Sunday.”
I’d recommend showing up early or late on Sept 2, 2012. Feel free to practice your Gangnam Style while waiting in line. Speaking of which, don’t forget about:
Sunday, September 23
11 am–4 pm
All the deets on that after the jump.
The Asian Art Museum Blog has the news about the big new piece that’s just been installed in Civic Center. It’s all a part of Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past, which starts May 18th, 2012 at the Asian Art Museum.
Here’s the video of them installing it yesterday afternoon:
And here’s what it looked like yesterday evening:
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The HuffPo has the story:
“Timed to coincide with the Asian Art Museum‘s Phantoms of Asia exhibition, Civic Center Plaza will soon play host to Korean artist Choi Jeon Hwa’s Breathing Flower sculpture–a 24-foot tall, bright red recreation of a lotus flower with motorized petals set up to open and close throughout the course of the day.
A curatorial statement from the Asian Art Museum details some of the meaning behind the work:
“Looking closely at this large lotus by artist Choi Jeong Hwa one notices that it appears to be full of life, its petals slowly inhaling and exhaling. This is typical of the work of Choi, who takes pleasure in giving new life and meaning to otherwise inanimate and disregarded materials. Long a familiar flower in Asia and associated with both Hindu and Buddhist mythology, the lotus is remarkable for its ability to emerge from murky waters and mud, and blossom into an elegant flower. Choi created his lotus from everyday materials that, unlike a real lotus, will never disintegrate and die, and ultimately urge the viewer to meditate on the beauty and fragility of the natural world around us.”
The news of this mural going away had escaped my attention the past couple of months.
Here’s what it looked like before….
…and here’s what it looks like now:
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Gen Fujioka of the Chinatown Community Development Center is involved with promoting the horrible Central Subway to Nowhere.
Artist Ann Sherry is fortunate to get a five-figure commission for anything, so I’m not sure why she’s so perpetually cranky.
It’s not smart to put up images of authority figures (you know, people in military of police uniforms) in a sort of wild part of town
I don’t know, maybe this was a bad idea from the start?
I don’t know, maybe San Francisco government has lots of bad ideas, you know, from the start?
What can we learn from this episode?
I guess you can still see part of it, but the lower reaches and the “Green Works” logo are long gone.
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San Francisco’s Broadway tunnel is a highly traveled thoroughfare in the heart of the city. Over 20,000 cars, trucks, and motorized vehicles pass through it per day. Its walls are caked with dirt and soot, and lined with patches of paint covered graffiti from days gone by. It set the perfect canvas to create a beautiful work of art showcasing the talents of reverse graffiti artist “Moose”, and the power of Green Works plant based cleaner.
Here’s the news of the day, from 581 Market Street (between 1st Street & 2nd Street):
“Patrón has partnered with emerging artists to create a unique holiday window in San Francisco to raise money for the Artist Guild of San Francisco.
From now through the end of the year, up-and-coming artists from San Francisco will occupy a formerly vacant storefront window that has been transformed into a space of creativity and imagination. Each artist has one week to create an original painting, sculpture or other work based on their personal interpretation of Patrón tequila’s “Simply Perfect” mantra.
People will have an opportunity to bid on the works created by these artists online at EliminateRegifting.com with all the proceeds benefiting AGSF. It’s also a contest for the artists, with the artist whose work receives the highest bid receiving national exposure in a print advertisement for Patrón in 2012.”
OK then, here’s what it looks like in the day:
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…and in the night – I think this was Saturday:
Take a look the next time you’re in the neighborhood.
To celebrate this morning’s kickoff of the fantastic Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power at the de Young Museum, they’re having this trunk show downstairs.
Pegge Goertzen, Artist/Designer:
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All the deets:
“Zenzara to Show Fortuny Handbag Collection at the de Young Museum in San Francisco - The Zenzara collection of couture handbags and jewelry is being presented at a trunk show at the de Young Museum in San Francisco in conjunction with the new exhibit Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power on October 28 (members only) , 29 and 30, 2011.
The Zenzara collection of couture handbags and jewelry is being presented at a trunk show at the de Young Museum in San Francisco in conjunction with the new exhibit Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power on October 28 (members only) , 29 and 30, 2011. This event follows similar, successful shows at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
Zenzara Artist Pegge Goertzen collects antique European textiles from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries and re-imagines them as new handbags, jewelry and pillows. She concentrates on handmade metallic gold and silver appliques, laces, woven braid, cords and fringes.
In the de Young trunk show, Goertzen will feature her line of unabashedly glamorous Fortuny handbags, conceived from her passion for the fabrics of another “Master of Venice,” legendary fabric maker Mariano Fortuny. Against this unique canvas, Goertzen has imprinted her own brand of artistry by creating handbags with faceted gemstones and pearls resulting in wearable art that is thoroughly modern.
The Wedding Collection from Zenzara highlights a group of handbags called “Poche” – a name coined by Demi Moore from the French word for pocket – along with a variety of purses and clutches in a range of colors from white to cream, with silver and gold. Created from antique handmade French laces of gleaming, metallic threads, the Poche handbags are mounted on silk velvet pockets, detailed with coiled fringes, tassels and handmade closures with antique buttons. Each bag contains an antique wedding hankie along with a detailed description of the antique materials used in the bag’s creation.
Goertzen will also show her newest line Zenzara Jewelry Collection – new cuffs, necklaces and earrings fashioned from antique woven braids, fringes and lace embellished with faceted gemstones and pearls.
Zenzara handbags have been in the collections of Oprah, Diane Sawyer, Patti LaBelle and Demi Moore, to namedrop a few.
The de Young Museum Store will present Zenzara Friday, October 28, from 1-8:45 pm for members, Saturday, October 29 from 9:30 am to 5pm and Sunday, October 30 from 9:30 to 3 pm. Meet Pegge and shop her collection throughout the opening weekend of Masters of Venice at the special exhibition store located at the lower level of the de Young. Or visit her new shop at Etsy.
de Young Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco – Golden Gate Park – 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco 415-750-3600.”
Hey Tom Otterness! You’re rich, right?*
So why not take the $750K that MUNI or the SFMTA or the Central Subway has granted you and spend it on animals, like donate it to a shelter for abused dogs or something?
That would serve to make your apologies more real.
And then you could put this issue to bed and then you could more easily get contracts in the future.
Hey Linton Johnson! You’re rich, right?*
So why not take part of the $170k+ per year pay package you cost BART and use it to reimburse the $872 you had billed to the taxpayers for those two SUVs that nobody even used?
Wouldn’t that be fair?
*If not, you should be, right? You make a lot of money, considering, right?
See how the Code of the Street works here? The Taggers of the DivCo in the lands north of the EaPA won’t lift their legs on Someone Else’s Art, the thinking goes.
But that doesn’t stop them from tagging the rest of your bidness, in’nt?
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That’s what we call a Pyhrric Victory or something, right?