Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Indoor and outdoor art of San Francisco

One thing we look forward to when visiting San Francisco is the art (legal or otherwise) locate throughout the city.  

Banksy-If at first you don't succeed call an airstrike. Located on the corner of Columbus and Broadway, near China Town and the foot of North Beach. Hats off to the double decker tourist bus for the bonus view.  
WPA (Works Progress Administration) Murals inside Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill. 
For a comprehensive look at the history and murals click here.
Vida y sueños de la cañada Perla by Mexican artist Sergio Valdéz Rubalcaba. The mural is located in Jack Kerouac Alley on the side of City Lights Books
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is always on the to-do list. The second floor hosts the museum's permanent collection including Farida (Frieda) and Diego Rivera. 
Franz Kline-Lehigh V Span
Marcel Duchamp-Fountain
Robert Arneson-California Artist
Robert Bechtle-Watsonville Olympia
Edward Hopper-Bridle Path

Diego Rivera-The Flower Carrier
Face Of Our Time exhibit feature the work of five photographers. The one that caught my attention was Richard Misrach's-Destroy This Memory-a collection of dialogues post Hurricane Katrina's. Interested in seeing more images and hearing the artist's perspective? Click here. 
The dialogue here is "leave my shit alone" because of the ugly woman but I was l already discouraged by the big dog.  
Margaret Kilgallen Summer/Selection at Ratio 3 Gallery in the Mission. 
Ana and I spent an afternoon in the Mission checking out galleries, shops, murals, and the art on the streets. Below are a few selected samples form our outing. 
The second coming is a popular theme...
...as is the crucifixion. 

Stencil fish
Masking tape dialogue strips posted on the sidewalk is a new one to me. We were fortunate to see the author's painstaking labor process-he didn't look too happy. 

A complicated light board diagramming a system-perhaps the answers to the universe are contained within.  

Indie hipster tuning his guitar.
Women's Building-Providing women and girls with the tools and resources for full and equal participation in society. One of the services the center offer's is $1/minute legal advice. 

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