Posts Tagged ‘jordan’

The Needlessly Wide and Lightly-Used Avenues of the Inner Inner Sunset: Jordan Ave. – Why Is It So Wide? WHY WHY WHY?

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Is there something we could do with all this unused space?

Perhaps a parking lot smack dab in the middle of the street or housing, you know, like a series of shotgun shacks placed over the median?

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I mean, who thought that all this wideness was a good idea?

Your Baldessari of the Day, #4: Two Bowlers (with Questioning Person)

Friday, September 4th, 2009

 The Baldessari exhibit at the Legion of Honor museum continues on through November 8th, 2009. It’s called ”John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.”

Here’s Two Bowlers (with Questioning Person), from the series A French Horn Player, A Square Blue Moon, and Other Subjects, 1994:

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John Baldessari promises, John Baldessari delivers.

This concludes Your Baldessari of the Day.

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Your Baldessari of the Day, #3: Stonehenge (With Two Persons)

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

The Baldessari exhibit at the Legion of Honor museum continues on through November 8th, 2009. It’s called ”John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.”

Here’s Stonehenge (With Two Persons), times six: 

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Stonehenge (With Two Persons) Orange is an example of Baldessari’s technique of obscuring portions of photographic images with brightly colored dots. The use of singular, saturated color and their placement speak to Baldessari’s wit and ability to simultaneously mimic and criticize artistic practice.”

O.K. then.

This concludes Your Baldessari of the Day.

Your Baldessari of the Day, #2: (Two Things) Better Experienced/Difficult to Describe

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

The Baldessari exhibit at the Legion of Honor museum continues on through November 8th, 2009. It’s called “John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.”

Here’s (Two Things) Better Experienced/Difficult to Describe, 1988 - a billboard project for Edition Artelier, Graz, Austria. It’s huge.

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This concludes Your Baldessari of the Day.

Your Baldessari of the Day, #1: Animal (Black) at Ocean: Agitated

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

The Baldessari exhibit at the Legion of Honor museum continues on through November 8th, 2009. This show is called “John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation.”

Here’s Animal (Black) at Ocean: Agitated

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You like it?

And here’s tall, tall John Baldessari himself, on last month’s walk-through with aforementioned art patron Jordon Schnitzer himself:

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This concludes Your Baldessari of the Day.

John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective Runs Through November 8 at the Legion of Honor

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Read all ab0ut John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation at the Legion of Honor Museum right here at SFGate.com.

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He’s an American conceptual artist famous for his influential collage-like prints. A dominating figure, you could say.

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Let’s pass by fellow art lovers Seán Martinfield and John Buchanan

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…to get to the gallery. (You can read Seán’s take here, at the SFSentinel.)

What’s up with “Throwing Three Balls in the Air to Get a Straight Line (Best of 36 Attempts)”? Why exactly 36 attempts?

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He had 36 shots in his roll of film, and he shows you his best dozen. Why not?

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More photos of last month’s opening to come….

You’ll have until late Autumn to drop by and see the exhibition.

See you there!

San Francisco 49ers Cancel Annual Lunch, But Family Day Goes Forward

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Here’s what the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce had to say when they found out the annual luncheon with the Niners ain’t gonna happen this year:

“Our main reaction is disappointment,” said Carol Piasente, the chamber’s vice president of communications and events.

(At least they’re taking it better than Otto West would.) Maybe last year’s chant led by Senator Dianne Feinstein played a factor in the cancellation?

Irregardless, KNBR 49er Family Day is ON this Saturday, June 7th.

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Gold Rushers Janelle and Jordan would love you to come to Family Day 2008. By Slick Rick via Flickr

It’s on! It’s free!

The day will feature contests, games and appearances by members of the 49ers football team, alumni, Gold Rush, Niners Noise Drumline and Sourdough Sam.  Fans are encouraged to arrive early to take in all of the day’s festivities.

See you there.