9/26 - Photo "Pin-Up Show"

We've partnered with the SF based photo lab, Dickerman Prints, to bring a "pin-up" one-night-only photo show where viewers bring in their own pictures to pin to the walls ~details

All are welcome, 50% of sales will go to benefit the not-for-profit 6th Street Photo Workshop which brings photography to the residents of the 6th st corridor.

Drinks and snacks will be provided. You bring the artwork (please no prints over 16"x20")

Friday, Sept 26th (6-9pm), Dickerman Prints, 1141 Howard St. (between 7th and 8th) - RSVP on FB


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10/3 - John Felix Arnold III @FFDG

John Felix Arnold III, solo show
“No Destination”
October 3 – November 1, 2014
Opening reception: Fri., October 3rd (6-9pm) 

 @FFDG, San Francisco

Preview inquiries: info@ffdg.net
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.

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Will Artists Be Squeezed Out of the Bay Area?

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 reading

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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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