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.Read More
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.Read More
Last Gasp is in the home stretch of our Fall publishing campaign. There are just 3 DAYS LEFT to claim great rewards: new books from Camille Rose Garcia, Skinner, Ron English, Jay Howell, Thanatos Archive, Henry Sultan, + Mike Davis; original art from Winston Smith & Joe Sorren; admittance to a crazy party with drink-pouring robots, "Ride Along With Ron", and more! ENDS THURS. OCT 16th at 3PM! DETAILSRead More
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.Read More
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 readingRead More
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 readingRead More
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 readingRead More
John Felix Arnold III, solo show
October 3 – November 1, 2014
Opening reception: Fri., October 3rd (6-9pm)
@FFDG, San Francisco
Preview inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
San Francisco, CA -- FFDG is pleased to present Oakland-based artist John Felix Arnold III in his first solo show with the gallery entitled “No Destination” including paintings, fabricated found wood assemblages, works on paper, small sculptural works, and sound. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, October 3rd (6-9pm). Beer and wine will be available. John Felix Arnold III will be present.
Charith Premawardhana has had enough of San Francisco. After 10 years in the Bay Area he has decided to move on — for a variety of reasons and some very personal, but not least because finding a place to live at a reasonable price has become so difficult.
It may also be fair to say Premawardhana, despite all of his education, all of his acumen as a musician and entrepreneur, and all of his indoctrination into the importance of community building, is tired of the artist’s struggle, itself. Life in the garret, with its once alluring blend of purity and grit, is no longer so interesting. ~continue readingRead More
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 9, 2014 at NYC's Lyons Wier Gallery - James Rieck lives and works in Los Angeles and has been represented by Lyons Wier Gallery since 2003.Read More
Comment by AB: "An impressive 20-year survey of work by Jeremy Fish features a solid wall of ink drawings, chronologically ordered, along with a selection of larger pieces along the opposite wall. Bask in the talent and imagination of this truly gifted artist. Definitely worth a visit."Read More
Volkswagon asked JeremyVille, Jeremy Fish, Jeff Soto, Cody Hudson and Andrew Bannecker to each design a VW Golf for their city - Here's Fish's San Francisco themed VW Golf below.Read More
A CNN article on muralists verse taggers and how taggers are going over some of the city's great (and not-so-great) murals.
Now, however, a rolling population of taggers has been wreaking havoc on many of the best murals, by hurriedly spray-painting initials, names, words, acronyms and other lettering across the majestic urban displays. -via CNN
You know, you may not like it, but we thought going over a mural (even a wack one) was out of the question. The city doesn't have older graffiti dudes (and dudettes) to keep the youngins in check... Maybe the older crews (like many artists) were pushed out of SF a long time ago.Read More