We posted some of his brilliant mural work on the old site (lost to the Gods), and was happy when he emailed the other day with some of his newest collages. But before we get to those, let's catch up with his mural work first.
Bio: "The Brazilian is son of a bricklayer, Fredone Fone began to work since early age with his father, constructing houses for almost 10 years. He was never present at a school of art, he learned with his father life experiences in the construction world, which for him was fulfilling the function of a school. In 1995 Fredone starts doing signatures in the street and with time he creates the "HumanUrbano" a being of concrete and steel who lives in a city of meat and bone-, an alive dialog between two bodies: the human being and the urban one"
SF --- He's now living and working out of Brooklyn, but before his exodus, Paul Wackers worked out of San Francisco. His solo show "New Works" is set to open on Sat. Nov 8th at Eleanor Harwood in the Mission. We've been fans for years and miss seeing Paul behind the desk at Lost Weekend.
Raphaelle Sequin lives and illustrates from her city of Quebec. She also does other things, according to her bio, but I don't speak French or whatever, so who knows... Do like her faces though.
Prolific Muralists, Chor Boogie and Jet Martinez will unveil their most recent works on November 7, 2014 as part of 111 Minna Gallery’s latest exhibition, “Balance”. Featuring an astounding opening reception that showcases a live, avant-garde, burlesque performance by Bast, Leila Bizzani & Lady Eternal Love, it promises to be an intriguing, colorful and mesmerizing event in the heart of San Francisco’s art district.
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If you're in NYC be sure to get to the show. Tiffany can't be there as her and her family are currently in Africa hunting elephant shrews... and, no, we're not kidding.
Ai Weiwei has turned Alcatraz into a site-specific installation about freedom and human rights. The Anderson Collection, one of the country’s most valuable private collections of modern and contemporary art, has opened at Stanford University. And this weekend, Art Miami, a powerhouse in the contemporary and modern art fair scene, is dipping its toes into the West Coast art scene with Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco.
“Everybody wants to be a part of what’s happening here, which is the most creative community globally right now, specifically with regard to the tech sector ... the energy, so to speak,” said Nick Korniloff, the director and partner of Art Miami and the founder of Art SV/SF, which will present contemporary and modern art at the San Mateo Event Center. ---continue reading
Every year, it is becoming more and more expensive to live in San Francisco. This
economic truth does not appear to be changing, yet the faces of many of The City's beloved neighborhoods are.
As the forces of development and venture capitalism shake the very core of The City's identity, some of its more creative denizens may seem more like a dying breed than part of a burgeoning art movement.
Take the Tenderloin. It's one of San Francisco's most culturally rich neighborhoods that is also a national historic landmark. The tiny triangular neighborhood bordered by Market Street to the south, Van Ness Avenue to the west and Geary Street to the north is one of The City's densest. Many homeless people take shelter there, drug dealers visibly transact sales on sidewalks, and petty crime is disproportionately high. ---continue reading
Advertisers who imitate street art as they assault its tenets have gone too far. They can have their billboards and bus stops, but need to give back our streets.
Walking around the artistic quarter of Williamsburg in New York, known for its experimental graffiti, which ranges from stylized texts and tags to posters, stencils and stickers, there are now massive painted murals from Perrier, Volkswagen and Red Bull on the walls of old warehouses.
In the nearby neighbourhood of Greenpoint, a wall that once held a beautiful and powerful image of Nelson Mandela has been painted over by a massive advertisement for Perrier. -continue reading