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Hamburger Eyes Auction Sun-Tues
Friday, 02 September 2011 14:00

Hamburger Eyes will be adding a massive art auction this Sun-Tues to raise $$$ to help Hamburger Eyes continue to produce world class books and magazines, as well as operate their darkroom rental facilty, the Photo Epicenter here in San Francisco. Lots of talented folks in the mix like Raphael Villet, Tobin Yelland, Ed Templeton, Thomas Campbell, Ted Pushinsky, Barry Mcgee, and many more.

Auction begins Sunday, September 4th 2011 and will run through Tuesday, September 13th 2011.

New Book from Blek Le Rat
Thursday, 01 September 2011 14:00

Decades before there was Banksy, there was Blek Le Rat, the French stencil artist who, to some, is considered the godfather of stencil street art. To celebrate his 3 decade long career this winter, a book will be launched at this year's Art Basel Miami Beach and a string of gallery exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. Get the full scoop, and read our interview w/ Blek from 2008.

Blek Le Rat | 2006 David, Spring Street NYC

Sculptures by David Matheson
Thursday, 01 September 2011 11:18

A couple works from David Matheson via Charlotte, NC.

Going... Gone
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 15:15

That took like no minutes after we opened FFDG to give away our copy of The Death-Ray by Daniel Clowes to SF based photographer Raphael Villet. Sorry to those who've stopped in to discover the book is out of our hands already. Congrats to Raphael and be sure to check his photos. Great images.

Raphael Villet won the Death-Ray @FFDG

SF Zine Fest This Weekend
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 13:00

Spending your labor day weekend here in San Francisco and need something fun and art art to do? Well, check out the SF Zine Fest (FREE) on both this Saturday and Sunday in Golden Gate Park.

More than 150 writers, cartoonists, crafters, illustrators, printmakers, and other artists will be showcasing their work. This year is the largest SF Zine Fest yet, with more exhibitors than ever, ranging from small-press publishing houses to first time self-publishers and creators. And, as always, the show is absolutely FREE to attend. ~complete details.

Artist on Artist Hate
Wednesday, 31 August 2011 10:22

Our buddy Adam emailed over some of The 30 Harshest Artist-on-Artist Insults In History

4. William Powhida on Takashi Murakami:
"...that hack Murakami trying to consume the market whole and ended up designing handbags..."

10. Frida Kahlo on the European Surrealists:
"They are so damn 'intellectual' and rotten that I can't stand them anymore... I'd rather sit on the floor in the market of Toluca and sell tortillas, than have anything to do with those 'artistic' bitches of Paris."

16. Banksy when meeting Robbo:
"Never heard of you."

30. Anonymous vandal on Shepard Fairey:

Kirsty Whiten @StolenSpace Sept 1st
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 10:25

LONDON-- F e r a l F a m i l y/ Mammalian Pastoral opens up Sept 1st at London's StolenSpace Gallery featuring oil paintings from Scottish born artist Kirsty Whiten. Families nesting and surviving in post apocalyptic day-glo woodlands and badlands. ~Complete details

A new series of large-scale paintings from Kirsty Whiten, depicting moments of family intimacy set in a psychedelic forest. Bare, essential scenes with infants, beautiful and frightening in one breath, see us stripped of clothes and technology, bringing to mind apocalypse and the great ape ancestors.

Flooding in Brooklyn
Monday, 29 August 2011 14:02

Bonus Photo of the Day emailed in by Micah Garen/ Four Corners Media and wrote:

Betty Walsh who lives in Red Hook and Casper (dog) playing fetch in flooded waters by the Fairway supermarket along the waterfront in Red Hook, Brooklyn, Sunday August 28, 2011.

From the Inventory
Saturday, 27 August 2011 17:23

Wanted to feature a few pieces from our inventory from the Los Angeles based duo, Mel Kadel and Travis Millard. Beautiful works from their recent show here in San Francisco @FFDG. Can view more here.

Mel Kadel & Travis Millard collab.
Sun Stackers,
10" x 8", ink and coffee on paper, framed

Travis Millard
39.5" x 29.5", ink on paper, framed

Mel Kadel & Travis Millard collab.
At the Desk,
10" x 8", ink on paper, framed

Dave Kinsey - Woman in Repose Print
Friday, 26 August 2011 13:49

Dave Kinsey released the 4-color screenprint Woman in Repose through BLK/MRKT Editions this morning.

Nice looking 100% cotton rag print in an edition of 120. 24" x 18" - signed/numbered/stamped Bought here for $95

All This Happened, More or Less - Friday
Thursday, 25 August 2011 15:00

The newish design shop/ gallery space, The Popular Workshop, at 1173 Sutter St. opens a new show this Friday.

"All This Happened, More or Less" curated by Jonathan Runcio featuring works by Chris Baird, Taha Belal, David Benzler, Nate Boyce, Jason Kalogiros, Eric Larson, Claire Nereim, Mariah Robertson, and Randy Lee Sutherland. 6-10pm

The exhibit evolved out of an interest in certain modes of production that stem from an initial break down or fragmentation. Through a variety of media, the artists collapse disparate sources and processes and embrace a makeshift scatter in order to introduce a renewed legibility.

Skatey Skate Skate
Thursday, 25 August 2011 09:46

Dave Franklin did a feature on us older skaters here in San Francisco who moved to SF in the early/ mid 90s because SF was "the mecca" of skateboarding during that time.


Me, Trippe, with a 360 boneless.

Art director at Pixar, Jason Deamer goes large at Potrero.

I had no other plan. At that time the city was Mecca for skateboarding, and skaters from all over the world were making the pilgrimage. From skate videos and magazines, SF beckoned us with its exciting variety of terrain: hills, marble ledges, embankments, and smooth city streets. ~continue reading

Kelly Tunstall's Secret State Sept 8th
Wednesday, 24 August 2011 13:53

Kelly Tunstall opens the huge solo show Secret State @111 Minna including both very large and very small scale works set for Thursday, September 8th (5-late). w/ DJ ROMANOWSKI

The Secret State examines civilization’s long romance with the examination of the space that we inhabit and our scale within it; the exhibition itself is aimed not at providing any comprehension of our universe’s truths, but instead, at celebrating the joy of discovering new clues to their elaborate puzzles and the spaces between. ~complete details

Vote 4 Fecal Face!
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 16:43

Coming on the heels of Fecal Face's SF Bay Guardian's Best of the Bay Reader's Poll award for best art website, we've been nominated again this time by the SF Weekly, and you can help us WIN by voting for Fecal Face. Get clicky right here, scroll down and vote.

And keep scrolling as we were nominated for Best Events Website as well!

The Mattson 2 & Tommy Guerrero Tonight
Tuesday, 23 August 2011 14:21

The Mattson 2 & Tommy Guerrero will be preforming tonight at San Francisco's surf shop Mollusk on August 23rd. This is one for the shows for our 'Feeling Hands" west coast tour, and we will be selling Feeling Hands Cd's, Vinyl's, and T-shirts . Hope to see a lot of you there.

Mollusk Surf Shop (500 Irving St)
The Mattson 2
Jonathan Mattson-Drums
Jared Mattson-Guitar
Tommy Guerrero-Bass
Casey Mattson-Keyboards
7:00pm Doors/ 8:00pm Show
FREE ENTRY. All Ages Welcome

Tommy Guerrero playing during the closing of Fecal Face Dot Com's closing of their 10 Year Anniversary Show at The Luggage Store on Oct 8th, 2010 in San Francisco.

Mattson Two played T. Warrens art show on 12/13/08 at Shelter in Long Beach, CA.

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Gone Fishin'
Tuesday, 13 October 2015 11:39

I don't think at this point it needs to be written since the last update to Fecal Face was a long time ago, but...

I, John Trippe, have put this baby Fecal Face to bed. I'm now focusing my efforts on running ECommerce at DLX which I'm very excited about... I guess you can't take skateboarding out of a skateboarder.

It was a great 15 years, and most of that effort can still be found within the site. Click around. There's a lot of content to explore.

Hit me up if you have any ECommerce related questions. - www.johntrippe.com


SF Giants' World Series Trophy & DLX
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 17:21

I'm not sure how many people are lucky enough to have The San Francisco Giants 3 World Series trophies put on display at their work for the company's employees to enjoy during their lunch break, but that's what happened the other day at Deluxe. So great.


SF skateboarding icons Jake Phelps, Mickey Reyes, and Tommy Guerrero with the 3 SF Giants World Series Trophies


Alexis Anne Mackenzie - 2/28
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 10:21

SAN FRANCISCO --- Alexis Anne Mackenzie opens Multiverse at Eleanor Harwood in the Mission on Saturday, Feb 28th. -details



The Death of the Artist—and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 10:34

When works of art become commodities and nothing else, when every endeavor becomes “creative” and everybody “a creative,” then art sinks back to craft and artists back to artisans—a word that, in its adjectival form, at least, is newly popular again. Artisanal pickles, artisanal poems: what’s the difference, after all? So “art” itself may disappear: art as Art, that old high thing. Which—unless, like me, you think we need a vessel for our inner life—is nothing much to mourn.


Hard-working artisan, solitary genius, credentialed professional—the image of the artist has changed radically over the centuries. What if the latest model to emerge means the end of art as we have known it? --continue reading


"Six Degrees" @FFDG
Friday, 16 January 2015 09:30

"Six Degrees" opens tonight, Friday Jan 16th (7-10pm) at FFDG in San Francisco. ~Group show featuring: Brett Amory, John Felix Arnold III, Mario Ayala, Mariel Bayona, Ryan Beavers, Jud Bergeron, Chris Burch, Ryan De La Hoz, Martin Machado, Jess Mudgett, Meryl Pataky, Lucien Shapiro, Mike Shine, Minka Sicklinger, Nicomi Nix Turner, and Alex Ziv.


Work by Meryl Pataky


In Wake of Attack, Comix Legend Says Satire Must Stay Offensive
Friday, 09 January 2015 09:59


Ron Turner of Last Gasp

"[Satire] is important because it brings out the flaws we all have and throws them up on the screen of another person," said Turner. “How they react sort of shows how important that really is.” Later, he added, "Charlie took a hit for everybody." -read on


Thursday, 08 January 2015 09:36



SF Bay Area: What Might Have Been
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 09:36


The San Francisco Bay Area is renowned for its tens of thousands of acres of beautiful parks and public open spaces.

What many people don't know is that these lands were almost lost to large-scale development. link


1/5/14 - Going Back
Monday, 05 January 2015 10:49

As we work on our changes, we're leaving Squarespace and coming back to the old server. Updates are en route.

The content that was on the site between May '14 and today is history... Whatever, wasn't interesting anyway. All the good stuff from the last 10 years is here anyway.


Jacob Mcgraw-Mikelson & Rachell Sumpter @Park Life (5/23)
Friday, 23 May 2014 09:22

Opening tonight, Friday May 23rd (7-10pm) at Park Life in the Inner Richmond (220 Clement St) is Again Home Again featuring works from the duo Jacob Mcgraw-Mikelson & Rachell Sumpter who split time living in Sacramento and a tiny island at the top of Pudget Sound with their children.

Jacob Magraw will be showing embroidery pieces on cloth along with painted, gouache works on paper --- Rachell Sumpter paints scenes of colored splendor dropped into scenes of desolate wilderness. ~show details



NYPD told to carry spray paint to cover graffiti
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 10:37

nyc_graffitiNYC --- A new graffiti abatement program put forth by the police commissioner has beat cops carrying cans of spray paint to fill in and cover graffiti artists work in an effort to clean up the city --> Many cops are thinking it's a waste of resources, but we're waiting to see someone make a project of it. Maybe instructions for the cops on where to fill-in?

The NYPD is arming its cops with cans of spray paint and giving them art-class-style lessons to tackle the scourge of urban graffiti, The Post has learned.

Shootings are on the rise across the city, but the directive from Police Headquarters is to hunt down street art and cover it with black, red and white spray paint, sources said... READ ON


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Alison Blickle @NYC's Kravets Wehby Gallery

Los Angeles based Alison Blickle who showed here in San Francisco at Eleanor Harwood last year (PHOTOS) recently showed new paintings in New York at Kravets Wehby Gallery. Lovely works.

Interview w/ Kevin Earl Taylor

We haven't been featuring many interviews as of late. Let's change that up as we check in with a few local San Francisco artists like Kevin Earl Taylor here whom we studio visited back in 2009 (PHOTOS & VIDEO). It's been awhile, Kevin...

Peter Gronquist @The Shooting Gallery

If you like guns and boobs, head on over to the Shooting Gallery; just don't expect the work to be all cheap ploys and hot chicks. With Make Stuff by Peter Gronquist (Portland) in the main space and Morgan Slade's Snake in the Eagle's Shadow in the project space, there is plenty spectacle to be had, but if you look just beyond it, you might actually get something out of the shows.

Jay Bo at Hamburg's Circle Culture

Berlin based Jay Bo recently held a solo show at Hamburg's Circle Culture featuring some of his most recent paintings. We lvoe his work.


Fifty24SF opened Street Anatomy, a new solo show by Austrian artist Nychos a week ago last Friday night. He's been steadily filling our city with murals over the last year, with one downtown on Geary St. last summer, and new ones both in the Haight and in Oakland within the last few weeks, but it was really great to see his work up close and in such detail.

Gator Skater +video

Nate Milton emailed over this great short Gator Skater which is a follow-up to his Dog Skateboard he emailed to us back in 2011... Any relation to this Gator Skater?

Ferris Plock Online Show Now Online as of April 25th

5 new wonderful large-scale paintings on wood panel are available. visit: www.ffdg.net

ClipODay II: Needles & Pens 11 Years!!

Congrats on our buddies at Needles and Pens on being open and rad for 11 years now. Mission Local did this little short video featuring Breezy giving a little heads up on what Needles and Pens is all about.


In a filmmaker's thinking, we wish more videos were done in this style. Too much editing and music with a lacking in actual content. Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

AJ Fosik in Tokyo at The Hellion Gallery

Matt Wagner recently emailed over some photos from The Hellion Gallery in Tokyo, who recently put together a show with AJ Fosik (Portland) called Beast From a Foreign Land. The gallery gave twelve of Fosik's sculptures to twelve Japanese artists (including Hiro Kurata who is currently showing in our group show Salt the Skies) to paint, burn, or build upon.

Ferris Plock - Online Show, April 25th

FFDG is pleased to announce an exclusive online show with San Francisco based Ferris Plock opening on Friday, April 25th (12pm Pacific Time) featuring 5 new medium sized acrylic paintings on wood.


Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne played host to a huge group exhibition a couple of weeks back, with "Gold Blood, Magic Weirdos" Curated by Melbourne artist Sean Morris. Gold Blood brought together 25 talented painters, illustrators and comic artists from Australia, the US, Singapore, England, France and Spain - and marked the end of the Magic Weirdos trilogy, following shows in Perth in 2012 and London in 2013.

Jeremy Fish at LA's Mark Moore Gallery

San Francisco based Fecal Pal Jeremy Fish opened his latest solo show Hunting Trophies at LA's Mark Moore Gallery last week to massive crowds and cabin walls lined with imagery pertaining to modern conquest and obsession.

John Felix Arnold III on the Road to NYC

Well, John Felix Arnold III is at it again. This time, he and Carolyn LeBourgios packed an entire show into the back of a Prius and drove across the country to install it at Superchief Gallery in NYC. I met with him last week as he told me about the trip over delicious burritos at Taqueria Cancun (which is right across the street from FFDG and serves what I think is the best burrito in the city) as the self proclaimed "Only overweight artist in the game" spilled all the details.

FRENCH in Melbourne

London based illustrator FRENCH recently held a show of new works at the Melbourne based Mild Manners

Henry Gunderson at Ever Gold, SF

Ever Gold opened a new solo show by NYC based Henry Gunderson a couple Saturday nights ago and it was literally packed. So packed I couldn't actually see most of the art - but a big crowd doesn't seem like a problem. I got a good laugh at what I would call the 'cock climbing wall' as it was one of the few pieces I could see over the crowd. I haven't gotten a chance to go back and check it all out again, but I'm definitely going to as the paintings that I could get a peek at were really high quality and intruiguing. You should do the same.

Mario Wagner @Hashimoto

Mario Wagner (Berkeley) opened his new solo show A Glow that Transfers Creativity last Saturday night at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco.

Serge Gay Jr. @Spoke Art

The paintings in the show are each influenced by a musician, ranging from Freddy Mercury, to Madonna, to A Tribe Called Quest and they are so stylistically consistent with each musician's persona that they read as a cohesive body of work with incredible variation. If you told me they were each painted by a different person, I would not hesitate to believe you and it's really great to see a solo show with so much variety. The show is fun, poppy, very well done, and absolutely worth a look and maybe even a listen.

NYCHOS Mural on Ashbury and Haight

NYCHOS completed this great new mural on the corner of Haight and Ashbury in San Francisco on Tuesday. Looks Amazing.

Sun Milk in Vienna

With rising rent in SF and knowing mostly other young artists without capitol, I desired a way to live rent free, have a space to do my craft, and get to see more of the world. Inspired by the many historical artists who have longed similar longings I discovered the beauty of artist residencies. Lilo runs Adhoc Collective in Vienna which not only has a fully equipped artists creative studio, but an indoor halfpipe, and private artist quarters. It was like a modern day castle or skate cathedral. It exists in almost a utopic state, totally free to those that apply and come with a real passion for both art and skateboarding

"How To Lose Yourself Completely" by Bryan Schnelle

I just wanted to share with you a piece I recently finished which took me 4 years to complete. Titled "How To Lose Yourself Completely (The September Issue)", it consists of a copy of the September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine (the issue they made the documentary about) with all faces masked with a sharpie, and everything else entirely whited out. 840 pages of fun. -Bryan Schnelle

Tyler Bewley ~ Recent Works

Some great work from San Francisco based Tyler Bewley.

Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery

While walking our way across San Francisco on Saturday we swung through the opening receptions for Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery in the Mission.

Jeremy Fish Solo Show in Los Angeles

Jeremy Fish opens Hunting Trophies tonight, Saturday April 5th, at the Los Angeles based Mark Moore Gallery. The show features new work from Fish inside the "hunting lodge" where viewers climb inside the head of the hunter and explore the history of all the animals he's killed.

The Albatross and the Shipping Container

Beautiful piece entitled "The Albatross and the Shipping Container", Ink on Paper, Mounted to Panel, 47" Diameter, by San Francisco based Martin Machado now on display at FFDG. Stop in Saturday (1-6pm) to view the group show "Salt the Skies" now running through April 19th. 2277 Mission St. at 19th.

The Marsh Barge - Traveling the Mississippi River from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico

For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to quit my job, move out of my house, leave everything and travel again. So on August 21, 2013 I pushed a canoe packed full of gear into the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Lake Itasca, Minnesota, along with four of my best friends. Exactly 100 days later, I arrived at a marina near the Gulf of Mexico in a sailboat.

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