Thought it could have a been a pig…
…but I was wrong:
See it all at AsianArt.Org
Oh look, it’s Disney Legend Tyrus Wong:
SAN FRANCISCO, March 4, 2016 – The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), is thrilled to announce a truly endearing event taking place the day before CAAMFest 2016’s Opening Night presentation of the Bay Area premiere of TYRUS.
Tyrus Wong, the 105-year-old subject of TYRUS and pioneering icon whose art has touched millions through films like REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE and Disney’s BAMBI, will sign an original piece of his artwork that had been unidentified for decades. The painting was rediscovered by CAAM Board Member David Lei at the Chinese United Methodist Church in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
The event, hosted by CAAM, the Asian Art Museum and the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, will take place on Wednesday, March 9th, at 4:00PM in the Asian Art Museum’s Peterson Room, where San Francisco District 1 Supervisor Eric Mar will present a Tyrus Wong Day proclamation in honor of the artist.
Wong will be joined by his daughter, Kim, and TYRUS director, Pamela Tom. Tom’s award-winning documentary paints a beautifully intimate portrait of Wong, eloquently exploring his childhood arrival at the Angel Island Immigration Station, the evolution of his voice and legacy and the formation of what he views as his greatest achievement, his family.
The painting will be on display at the Asian Art Museum on Thursday, March 10th, for one day only. The public is invited to view the signed piece during regular museum hours and CAAMFest’s Opening Night Gala. Learn more at www.caamfest.com/2016
Kim Wong, Pamela Tom and David Lei will be available for soundbites and photo opportunities. Press are invited to attend, and can RSVP to Larsen Associates at email@example.com as space is limited.
CAAMFest, formerly the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF), takes placeMarch 10–20, 2016 in the Bay Area. CAAMFest is a celebration of film, music, food and digital media from the world’s most innovative Asian and Asian American artists.
CAAM (Center for Asian American Media) is a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible. CAAM does this by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media. For more information on CAAM, please visit www.caamedia.org.”
I can’t think of a subject I know less about than art of the Islamic world in the 16th through 18th centuries, but check it out – this short, well-produced video is MESMERIZING:
Look at all the baubles for The Man With The Golden Gun. Bling bling! It’s as if Faberge made guns instead of eggs…
Of course, most of the exhibit is beyond my ken, but look what these people are saying:
‘Pearls on a String’ provides a glimpse of Islamic arts by Janos Gereben SF Performing Arts Examiner
Poets, Patrons and Artists at the Islamic Courts posted By Emily Wilson
Art: Pearls of the Orient by Jonathan Curiel
Now you’re up-to-speed.
Curator Qamar Adamjee introducing the exhibit with AAA Director Jay Xu:
And here’s the geography:
I’ll post some photos next week. In the meantime, see you there!
Pearls On a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts
Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin, 10AM – 5PM Daily, Closed Mondays, Open Late on Thursdays
Forget about superwellknown Spoon Man from two decades back.
Just two years ago, San Francisco had its own icon – Pigeon Man.
All the pigeons of Civic Center knew Pigeon Man was coming – they’d walk with him down Larkin, Pied Piper-style. See?
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They used the crosswalk better than the average San Francisco pedestrian:
Here was the reward, some kind of grain, like what the Road Runner used to peck at:
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Oh, and Membership at the Asian Art Museum / Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture is cheaper than you might think…
Here he is, in front of the Asian Art Museum.
Art student? I’m thinking art student with $19 headphones. Anyway…
…he’s the one who took out a huge panel of glass at the formerly famous* bus stop at McAllister and Larkin last week. There’s his weapon and there’s some of the glass he broke.
A modern-day warrior/Mean mean stride/ Today’s Tom Sawyer/ Mean mean pride:
Then, as twenty-odd people were staring at him, he yelled, “You should have stopped, Bitch!”
Indeed, a #19 Polk had just passed by him and a small crowd of fellow MUNI “passengers.”
Then, Dude sauntered up Polk, thusly:
How much does it cost Clear Channel / us to fix a glass panel at a MUNI bus stop? I know not.
On It Goes…
Exit the warrior,
Today’s Tom Sawyer,
He gets high on you,
And the energy you trade,
He gets right on to the friction of the day.
*Man-child Gavin Newsom had a press conference at the old bus stop at this location, back when urban farming was hot in the late-aughts. As seen from the CAAG’s Office, 355 McAllister:
“The Asian Art Museum needs your help. One of our terracotta warriors is lost, and we have to find him before China’s Terracotta Warriors: The First Emperor’s Legacy opens on February 22. What we know is this: a small group of terracotta warriors journeyed from their home in China to the museum—but somewhere along the way, this one took a wrong turn and is now missing. He’s 2,112 years old, about 5’ 5” tall, mud-colored, and doesn’t speak English.”