Posters from Foreign Lands
Posters from France As many of my readers will already know - my paintings are almost always done on a collage base created with posters "appropriated" from the streets. In past years I would find most of my material on plywood hoardings around building sites in the Mission district of San Francisco. With the gentrification of the neighborhood and tighter city laws governing illegal postings and graffiti clean-up my supply of posters started to dwindle. At the same time a very good friend started to bring back posters from the streets of France after her annual visits. This has kept...
Laku on Valencia Street: An Artful Life
Laku means happiness, which is the first thing that Yaeko Yamashita, the owner of the 1069 Valencia store, tells you on her website. It’s been on Valencia Street since 1993, but Yamashita, a fashion designer originally from Japan, first opened a store making and selling her work on Elizabeth Street in New York. The New York Times wrote in 1991: There is no sign outside Yaeko’s shop, at 250 Elizabeth Street,...
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Kristina Quinones – Emotional Sojourns
Mark Rothko wrote “I am not an abstractionist … I am not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. … I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions ― tragedy, ecstasy, doom and so on”. The work of Kristina Quinones falls squarely into this tradition of the so-called “color-field” painters – […]
There are more artists in the Mission than any other neighborhood in San Francisco