Raygun Gothic Rocketship. Opening Reception: August 6, 2010. Pier 14, San Francisco. FREE.

8 08 2010

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I love summers in San Francisco.

Sometimes it feels like everyday is a superhero street fair day.

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Even Gavin Newsom showed up. That’s him holding court to the left of the rocketship.

That’s yet another reason to love San Francisco; it’s not uncommon to show up to a fringe Burning Man type art opening only to find yourself bumping into the mayor.

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Ecstasy by Dan Das Mann and Karen Cusolito. Opening Reception: March 19, 2010. Hayes Valley, San Francisco. FREE.

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KAGE 8K43806 & 5N75030

2 07 2010

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KAGE 5N75030

That KAGE kid really gets around and has got a pretty firm handle on his brand identity.

UPDATE # 1 Cryptomail just alerted me to Vampire KAGE 8D20353 over here

Excellent! If anyone else has anymore sightings that they would like to share please let me know in the comments section.





2nd Annual Sunset Music and Arts Picnic. June 13, 2010. Treasure Island. FREE.

14 06 2010

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Even though it’s been falling apart for decades now, Treasure Island is still a really fun place to explore. This is what the future is going to look like once the zombies take over and there aren’t any city workers or DHARMA Initiative left to maintain all of our monuments to excess.

In just a few years Treasure Island is going to look radically different. What a great excuse for San Francisco to go spend the day on this pocket of earth that is out of step with time right before it gets an urban facelift.

UPDATE # 1

Great video of ground zero footage from bird415

My favorite part is the kid on the speakers who’s far more interested in his gameboy than with anything that’s going on at the park party.

Seize the day, my friend.

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The Brass Tax 4th Annual BTxGGPPwBC4. May 22 2010. Golden Gate Park. FREE.

24 05 2010

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Windy is my hero.

1) Girl with tennis racket and knee high tube socks? Check!
2) Dude with gold-plated mixtape necklace? Check!
3) Activate. Party. Now.

I love that dog.

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And look at that, plenty of parking at 1PM. How beautiful is that?

I’m kind of biased since this is The Outer Sunset part of Golden Gate Park, but I really like this part of the park. This bend in particular reminds me a lot of postcards from Hawaii. Almost to the point of being a manmade reflection of what people think paradise is suppose to look like. That and the fact that I keep expecting to trip over Spock’s body from the end of Wrath of Khan whenever I go exploring out here.

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El Mac Van in The Mission.

19 05 2010

El Mac Van in The Mission

I stumbled across this gem in The Mission and was stoked beyond words. El Mac is one of my favorite street artists so whenever I come across one of his pieces it’s like discovering a Picasso in an Easter Egg hunt.

This is another one of his murals in the high traffic area of Haight and Fillmore.

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And then there’s this one, also in SF, which I believe has already been covered up.

Such is the occupational hazard of temporary street art.

EL MAC

Photo courtesy of Troy Holden

El Mac does large scale pieces all over the planet. Here’s his Margulies piece in Miami, a collaboration with Retna

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That’s El Mac and Retna standing off on the left hand side.

The Knight in LA

Photo courtesy of El Mac.net

An amazing piece in Italy

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And then back to Miami.

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Hawaii

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VietNam

I love how kids in the Mission look exactly like kids in Vietnam when they are just hanging out and enduring some dork who is taking pictures around them.

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Ireland

Photo courtesy of El Mac.net

At 30-years-young, El Mac is still a really young artist and one of those people you want to keep your eye on.

The kid has a lot of talent and I think some of his best work is still ahead of him.

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Three Heads Six Arms by Zhang Huan. Opening Reception: May 12, 2010. Civic Center, San Francisco. FREE.

13 05 2010

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Speaking of Buddhas making a home for themselves in San Francisco …

Civic Center is a weirdo magnet. There aren’t as many homeless squatters as when I first moved here, the majority of them have migrated upstream to the United Nations Plaza, but Civic Center still remains a weirdo magnet.

And Civic Center is also ground zero for various parties and political rallies over the year. There’s Love Fest which brings in some 100,000 people, and Pride next month which brings in some one million people and is one of the largest outdoor festivals on the West Coast.

Hopefully my new buddy here, Three Heads Six Arms, will survive unmolested during his stay here.

I’m already looking forward to what kind of party and protest pictures he will appear in 2010 – 2011.





How Weird Festival. San Francisco. Mother’s Day, 2010.

10 05 2010

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Man, a lot of San Francisco DJs sure have a Buddhism fetish.

If I was any kind of Eastern religious deity I would make a home for myself in San Francisco and just let the party come to me.

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