KAGE 8K43806 & 5N75030

2 07 2010

No time for love Dr. Jones

No time for love Dr. Jones2

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.

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So that Einstein throwing dice piece on Upper Haight from a few weeks ago might not have been a Banksy after all.

29 06 2010

I remember there was some debate at the time whether or not that Einstein throwing dice stencil on Upper Haight from a few weeks ago was really done by Banksy. It was a really beautifully executed piece that seemed to jive with Banksy’s wit and it materialized during a period when the British street artist was passing through town and did several other high profile pieces in San Francisco. However, it wasn’t featured on his site, which led to some speculation that the stencil might have been done by someone else.

I’m still receiving traffic on a daily basis from search engines looking for “Banksy Einstein Haight” so I don’t know if it’s in my best interest to clarify that debate, especially since that Einstein stencil lasted less than a week before being painted over and some of Banksy’s original pieces have sold for over half a million dollars so I feel like I captured something that’s unique and priceless.

But I just discovered that there’s a new stencil at that same location.

Not Banksy Thinker on Upper Haight

Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker on his porcelain throne? That’s a great mashup of highbrow and lowbrow culture.

Does anyone know who is the artist of this piece? If so, please let me know in the comments. I love his or her style and sense of humor.





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.

elmac.net on Haight and Fillmore

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

Photo courtesy of El Mac.net

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

Photo courtesy of El Mac.net

And then back to Miami.

Photo courtesy of El Mac.net

Hawaii

Photo courtesy of El Mac.net

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.

Photo courtesy of El Mac.net

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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If There’s Something Inside That You Wanna Say, Say It Out Loud, It’ll Be Okay. I Will Be Your Light. I Will Be Your Light. I Will Be Your Light. I Will Be Your Light.

11 04 2010

dry the rain 2

Upper Haight, SF.

Every time I see this geisha street art piece I think of the Beta Band classic, Dry The Rain.

It’s the perfect mood to go with rainy Sundays like today.