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Orange Coit Tower, by Famous Photographer David Yu – Giants Fever 2012 – Licorice and Flame for All to SeeThursday, October 25th, 2012
The colors of the Orange and Black are, officially, in PANTONE-speak:
PANTONE 19-1102 TCX – “Licorice” [Black]
PANTONE 17-1462 TCX – “Flame” [Orange]
PANTONE 11-0601 TCX – “Bright White”
PANTONE 17-1044 TCX – “Chipmunk”
PANTONE 13-0917 TCX – “Italian Straw”
PANTONE 11-0701 TCX – “Whisper White”
PANTONE 15-4003 TCX – “Storm Gray”
Did not know that…
Porta Potti Arsonist, do you have a Message? What is your beef? How would you like to change Society? Could you please forward your manifesto? Do tell!
An early victim from 2008 on Powell. Click to expand:
Look below for the telltale sign of yet another Porta Potti arson – bright green or blue or aqua synthetic resin embedded into the sidewalk, evidencing the molten flow downhill. Was this portable toilet parked right next to a tree? Thanks for asking, yes it was. Isn’t that against the rules? Yes again. (Oh well.)
But why was this toilet chosen to be the 21st to go up in flames? Take a look at the crime scene below for a clue.
Can concrete cement handle the heat of melting, petroleum-based plastic? Clearly no. This gouged part of the sidewalk will need to be replaced at some point:
The charred tree is the one on the right. Click to expand to see why the arsonist might have picked this particular spot.
Look at the glass-encased eternal flame on the upper left. Firebugs are attracted to fire, right? Something to think about…
The first two days of ChihulyPalooza in Golden Gate Park were well attended, despite the admonishment of New Republic Art Critic Jed Perl:
Everybody rushes to the Museum of Modern Art and the De Young, two overblown buildings with sporadically important collections, while the most beautiful museum in the city–the Legion of Honor, in which masterpieces by Watteau, Le Nain, and Seurat have been given a thrillingly elegant installation- -is hardly ever mentioned.
Well, consider the Legion mentioned, Mr. Perl. Now on with the show:
Director John Buchanan speaking with Dale Chihuly earlier at the preview. Click to expand:
Let’s head outside to see the spectacle in front of the museum. A man controlling his metallic fire animals obscured by propane gas:
The thrill of sending a plume of fire skyward the first time:
A bed of nails with a fretful ballerina on top:
And inside the museum, cherubs everywhere:
See you there!
We’ll get to see the Olympic Torch passing through in April. San Francisco is the only stop in North America for the flame so expect to see a lot more protesting going on then.