The Art Business of Jeremy Fish

Thanks to Alan Bamberger of Art Business for rolling through the opening of jeremy Fish's Yesterdays and Tomorrows @FFDG (running through Sept 13th).

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."

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Jeremy Fish & Volkswagon

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.

Speaking of jeremy Fish, his show "Yesterdays and Tomorrows" is set to end this Saturday, Sept 13th. If you've yet to see the show, get to FFDG in SF's Mission district to view it. 2277 Mission St.

You can also view some of the show here online and purchase original drawings and prints at FFDG.NET

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It's taggers vs. artists in San Francisco's graffiti war

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.

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These Street Artists Claim Cavalli Ripped Off Their SF Mural

Have you seen this Revok, Reyes, and Steel mural on Mission? Oh, you have? Then you might have something in common with Roberto Cavalli. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the trio is suing the Italian designer in federal court for copyright infringement, claiming that his Spring 2014 Just Cavalliclothing and accessories collection ripped off their work.

Jason "Revok" WilliamsVictor "Reyes" Chapa, and Jeffrey "Steel" Rubin claim that Just Cavalli copied their design for a "Graffiti" collection without their knowledge or permission, defaced the design by rearranging some of the elements, superimposed the Just Cavalli name in spray-paint style "as if [it] were part of the original work," and added "what appears to be a signature, creating the false impression that Roberto Cavalli himself was the artist."

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Barbarians at the Art Auction Gates? Not to Worry

Such soaring prices and quick resales, especially of work by emerging artists, have fueled a perception that a new breed of collectors, fond of flipping art as they would a stock, have overtaken the market. In this view, widely held in the art world, work once valued for its lofty, aesthetic appeal has become a mere commodity, just another asset class for hedge-fund millionaires and others to cash in. -continue reading @NYTimes

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