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Top 5 Photo Bookstores—San Francisco and Los AngelesArticle By Darius Himes Arcana Opened by Lee Kaplan in 1987 and newly located in the historic Helms Bakery district, Arcana: Books on the Arts is a fixture of the Los Angeles scene. Photography is a specialty at the store, but the shelves contain far more, including rare and collectible titles on modern and contemporary art, design, architecture, cinema, music, and fashion. Long a favorite of Hollywood insiders (John Waters can regularly be seen flitting through the stacks), Arcana’s selection is unparalleled and the staff is knowledgeable ...
Schedule of Events
Bubble-blowing, contemporary dance, a play about Stinging Nettles, and a not-so-typical yard sale. Only at Open House. Only at Headlands.
12:00 – 2:00PM Hands-on Activity, The Parade Ground
1:00 – 1:30PM Performance, Building 952 The Gym
1:30 – 2:30PM Readings, Building...
Tauba has produced a series of 6 Etchings (Color Softground) with Paulson Bott Press in Berkeley that will be available for shipping as soon in June.
OPENING MAY 4TH:
"A FERTILE MENACE"
Mark Mulroney has never stabbed anyone. Once he tried to punch someone in the face but he missed, then he ran. Fortunately...
“Early Romantics” at New Image ArtPaul Wackers solo show Opening February 16, 7-10 PM. February 16 – March 30
Come one, come all! | Invite friends on facebookHeadlands is turning 30! In recognition of this momentous milestone, we’re throwing a birthday party festival, CARAVANNIVERSARY: Pods, Contraptions, and Relics in the Fort Barry Parade Ground of the Marin Headlands. An array of artist projects, games, bike & surf activities, artist-led hikes, musical entertainment, hands-on projects, and local artisan vendor booths will be on-site to delight and engage party-goers of all ages.
SHOP. MAKE. PLAY. MUSE. Just a few of the goodies in store for the event…Artist-conceived projects & ...
Edited by Lawrence Rinder, Dena Beard. Text by Alex Baker, Natasha Boas, Germano Celant, Jeffrey Deitch.
D.A.P./University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Hbk, 6.75 x 9 in., 448 pgs, 450 color, 15 b&w.
Published on the occasion of the first major survey of Barry McGee’s work, this monumental volume records more than two decades of incredible fecundity, over the course of which McGee has pioneered a new iconography of sharp street vitality and graphic snap. McGee began as a graffiti artist on the streets of San Francisco, working ...
CARRAVANIVERSARY: Headlands 30th Birthday Party
Free Admission | Buy tickets for games, bites, & goodies on-site
12 – 5PM
Celebrating 30 years of supporting art and artists, Headlands invites you to a family-friendly, artist-driven festival in the Fort Barry Parade Ground of the Marin Headlands, a part of the Golden Gate National Parks. An array of artist projects, games, musical entertainment, bike & surf activities, artist-led hikes, hands-on projects, and local artisan vendor booths will be on-site to delight and engage party-goers of all ...
August 24, 2012 - December 9, 2012
“Throughout his career,” writes Alex Baker in the exhibition catalog, “Barry McGee has continued to surprise and contradict expectations.” Including rarely seen early etchings, letterpress printing trays and liquor bottles painted with his trademark cast of down-and-out urban characters, constellations of vibrant op-art painted panels, animatronic taggers, and an elaborate re-creation of a cacophonous street-corner bodega, along with many new projects, this first midcareer survey of the globally influential San Francisco–based artist showcases the astonishing range of McGee’s ...
Seven Favorite Things: Quirky + Inspirational Homeware from Park Life
Pretty Please Bakery to Open in August in Inner Richmond
AffiliateAffiliate Artists are part of an immersive studio practice program, competitively awarded to 20 Bay Area artists each year. Affiliates receive subsidized studio space, public presentation opportunities, and discounts on Headlands meals and public events. Affiliate Artists are active participants in Headlands’ peer-to-peer-driven creative community and benefit from engagement with local, national, and international artists participating in Headlands’ other programs. Artists selected for this program work primarily in visual arts, film/video, writing, social practices, architecture, and design. Studios are located in ...
Partisan #1Volume 1 features contributions from over 20 artists and writers and comes with a 12-track music compilation. $20 each. Limited edition of 500. Art/Essays/Fashion/Profiles/Interviews/Music With contributions by: Aaron Rodriguez / Alissa Anderson / Arp / Avalon Kalin / The Best Bits Cal Volner-Dison / Cameron Mesirow / Chris Fallon / Chris Lux / Claire Cichy Cody Frost / Daren Wilson / Devendra Banhart / Frank Lyon / Glasser Group Rhoda / Jack Sears / Jasmin Lim / Jennifer Locke Julia Leonard / Kathryn Anne Davis / Lloyd Center Mall Trick or Treat Band Marcella Faustini / Margaret Tedesco ...
Issue 8 includes:
Paul Kos, Tony Labat, Carlo McCormick on the history of the Lower East Side, John Cage, Hammer Museum, Townhouse Gallery (Cairo), Art Etiquette by Tom Marioni, Contemporary Art in the Greek Economy, an essay from Mark Van Proyen, Needles and Pens, LEADAPRON, Swarm Gallery, Madrone, Bay Area listings for Feb, March, April, pull out double sided poster from Paul Kos and Tony Labat, and artist projects from...
• Peter Meehan and David Chang eat MORE in Kyoto, Kentucky, and Copenhagen • Anthony Bourdain, LP’s resident film critic, considers Patrick Swayze’s Road House • Ike Jime: Japanese fish killing 101 • Geoffrey Montgomery discusses our neurobiological sweet spot • Foam Party with Ferran Adrià • Adam Gollner on a quest for prepubescent fruit • Kimchi: the OG sweet and sour • Art from Celeste Byers, Vanessa Davis, Mark Todd, Wendy Macnaughton, and others • Recipes from Christina Tosi, Daniel Patterson, Alex Stupak, and Julian Van Winkle Plus fruit stickers!...
3rd Annual DIY Art Collecting Event Comes to the Castro
Featuring Easily Walkable Route, Original Artwork by LGBT Icon Dan Nicoletta, Michelle Tea, Margaret Tedesco and many more. With an After Party at Q Bar! The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery (SFAC Gallery) will host its signature Passport event in the Castro District this year on Sunday, October...
Images in Dialogue
Paul Klee and Andrew Schoultz August 13, 2011 - January 08, 2012
Creating a visual dialogue across a century, drawings by contemporary Bay Area artist Andrew Schoultz respond to the inventive works of Swiss-born Modernist Paul Klee, which are featured on an ongoing basis in SFMOMA's Djerassi Gallery.
Courtesy of Oliver Maxwell Kupper.
Article from Art Practical Image: Tom Marioni. The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends Is the Highest Form of Art, 1970; installation view, re-creation at SFMOMA, 2008.
San Francisco’s world-renowned art museums have made the region a highly visible art-tourist destination, but Bay Area artists have comparatively struggled to get the work they produce seen by international audiences or exhibited at the institutional level. Over the years, this disjunction has forced San Francisco’s artists to create opportunities for themselves. Their actions have given rise to alternative venues that...
***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
Announcing the Grand Opening of Double Break – Gallery // Shop
June 17, 2011 • 6-10PM
SAN DIEGO, June 7, 2011—Break-Break! A call-to-arms! Take heed; this message is priority! When uttered over radio frequencies, Break-Break raises the alarm, alerting listeners to an event in their midst. It is a directive to listen up and pay attention. Inspired by this urgent communiqué, artists Matt Coors and Louis M. Schmidt are pleased to present Double Break, a new art gallery/shop in Bankerʼs Hill unlike anything...
New York, NY: Printed Matter Inc.. 2011
Synopsis: For [2,3], Auerbach has created an oversized pop-up book featuring six die-cut paper sculptures that unfold into wonderful, elaborate forms. While much of Auerbach’s work has previously dealt with compositions staged in the flux state between 2D and 3D, [2,3] represents an expansion for the artist towards a more sculptural medium. Engineered by the artist, each “page” opens into a beautifully constructed object, intricately conceived so that the large-scale paper works—some up to 18” tall—can...
Photos by Ruth Fruehauf and Lindsay McCrum
June 2, 2011
Out at San Francisco's three art fairs in May 2011 -- Rick Friedman's San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Max Fishko and Jeffrey Wainhause's artMRKT San Francisco, and ArtPadSF at the Phoenix Hotel. Photos by Ruth Fruehauf, Artnet's West Coast account executive, and photographer Lindsay McCrum, whose new book, Chicks with Guns, is forthcoming from Vendome Press.
(Painting in image is by Paul Wackers)
James Chronister Solo Show: Now We Lustre, May 28th - July 6th 2011
1295 Alabama Street San Francisco CA 94110
Image: Walter Robinson, Deal 2010.
May 13 - April 30, 2011
Opening Reception for the Artist, Friday May 13, 6-9pm
Gallery 16 is pleased to present an ambitious new exhibition by TUCKER NICHOLS. For this, his third solo exhibition at Gallery 16, Nichols will fill the entire gallery with his characteristic mix of objects, drawings, paintings and signs. He remains focused on the futility of the systems we devise to navigate the world, its overabundance of neglected things, and the messages we make to advertise nearly everything and seemingly nothing at the same time. This will be the first exhibition on the west coast to feature...
From The Huffington Post May 4, 2011
Will you be caught holding the street art bag? The euphoria, the rush, the excitement... it seemed so unique, so real, so important, so art historical... until it suddenly felt familiar. Too familiar. When I heard about the investment banker types being led on tours of L.A. MOCA's Art in the Streets show I wondered: How many rich folks will back a street art gallery to acquire deep inventory and never see their money again?...
Auction Site Tickets available now!
Purple Fashion magazine #15
Spring Summer 2011
with the free supplement:
Street Mouth, the Thurston Moore Purple Book
Laetitia Casta is photographed by Terry Richardon, styled by Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele
Yaz Bukey by Caroline Gaimari
Wes Lang by Juliana Balestin
Vahakn Arslanian by Jade Berreau
Justin Lowe and Jonah Freeman by Jade Berreau
Rowboat by Arnaud Vivian
Kitsuné by Caroline Gaimari
Fuyuko Matsui by Fumihiro Hayashi
Story by Miltos Manetas
Richard Prince by Robert Rubin
Best of the Season by Terry Richardson and Mel Ottenberg Purple Interviews Laetitia Casta by Olivier Zahm Pierre Huyghe by Olivier Zahm Isild Le Besco by Olivier Zahm Apichatpong Weerasethakul by Chomwan Weeraworawit Isabelle...
much less sleepy: http://bridgethevoid.blogspot.com
What Can the Jeff Koons Lawsuit Teach Us About Copyright Law? A Guest PostBy FREAKONOMICS
All Bark, No Bite: Settlement Reached in Balloon Dog DisputeBy KATE TAYLOR
Guns Diptych, 2010. Screen Print, Brown Ink on Heavy Archival Card Stock. Printed at Bloom Press.
each piece 9"x12".
Edition 30. Signed/Numbered/Dated
$120 for the set.
Solo exhibition at Marx & Zavattero, September 11 - October 23, 2010
Andrew Schoultz’s ambitious second solo exhibition at the gallery. Inspired by the shifting nature of history as record in the past, present, and future, Schoultz’s latest exhibition alludes to the tornado of information present today and the assumption that we are able to sift through the detritus to find clarity and meaning.
This is a real good opportunity to get some great art by some of today's most coveted artists..while supporting one of the most important non-profit art residency programs there is.
Online ticket purchase will be available through Monday, May 31 at 11PM. If you’d like to purchase a ticket after that, please join us on Auction night and you can buy one at the door. Hope to see you there!
6:30 Silent Auction Opens
7:30 Live Auction
9:00 Silent Auction Closes
3166 16th Street, San Francisco, California
Adobe Books: Not Long for this World? By Reyhan Harmanci on May 26, 2010 - 12:30 a.m. PDT If you've walked by the Mission District's Adobe Books in the past week, you might have seen a sign in the window: "Everything Must Go." It's not an uncommon sight in independent book stores these days — just up the street, Abandoned Planet recently closed up shop, adding to a list of Bay Area spots that includes (RIP) A Clean Well-Lighted Place...
JUNE 3 - JULY 23, 2010
RECEPTION FOR THE ARTIST: THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 6-8PM
In his third solo exhibition at ZieherSmith, San Francisco based-artist Tucker Nichols presents sculpture, panels, and works on paper created during a recent residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California. Recent projects include Temporary Storage...
We They, We They
May 14 – August 22, 2010
Where neo-folk meets contemporary art, artists operate as ‘authors’ of the collective voice. The new exhibition Clare Rojas: We They, We They showcases the first San Francisco solo museum exhibition of the internationally acclaimed Bay Area artist who identifies and inserts herself in the folk art continuum. MOCFA is proud to present new work that has yet to be seen by the public.
More pics here
(and as usual some really great works up for grabs)
Southern Exposure's Annual Fundraiser + Art Auction
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Main Event: 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Live Auction: 8:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Silent Auction: Lots begin to close at 9:30 pm
Location: SoEx, 3030 20th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Southern Exposure’s Annual Fundraiser and Art Auction, Space Odyssey, features a live and silent art auction, creative projects, delicious food and beverages, and music. This famously fun event provides direct...
Paul Wackers & Sean Cassidy : IT TAKES TWO TO MAKE AN ACCIDENT
April 24th - May 15th, 2010
7908 Santa Monica Blvd.
P 323 654 2192
info at newimageartgallery dot com
There will be a special Taco Bell Drawing Club meeting today, Wednesday, April 28 from 7:15 to 8:30pm in San Francisco! Let me know if you need a ride from somewhere, my little sister and I are coming from the East Bay. I hope everyone is good!
Taco Bell Drawing Club
4150 Geary Blvd
(between 5th Ave &...
Get your tickets for this event now.
Some really great art by some of our favorite artists: Barry McGee, Chris Ballantyne, Thomas Campbell, Uta Barth, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Andrew Schoultz, Paul Wackers, Todd Hido, ANd Many more.
check out the link for some really great older works. I can't believe they are available.
April 1 through May 15, 2010
Reception: April 1, 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Gregory Lind Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by California artist Thomas Campbell. This is the artist’s first solo show with the gallery and will consist of multi-paneled paintings, sewn paper pieces incorporating drawings, bronze sculpture, and wood cut-out sculpture with paintings; and a limited-edition, hand-painted print series.
An artist ...
The Jack Hanley Gallery opened in downtown San Francisco in 1990 showing emerging international artists. After closing for two years, from 1996 - 1998, the gallery reopened in a new location in the Mission District of San Francisco. Continuing to focus on working with emerging international artists, the new incarnation of the gallery helped to establish the careers of a number of emerging San Francisco artists, ...
Submission Deadline: Friday, April 16, 5pm Following three successful launches in the Central Market/Tenderloin, Bayview and Mission neighborhoods, the Art in Storefronts pilot program will venture into Chinatown starting in June. This time around, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development and the SFAC will collaborate with the Kearny Street Workshop, Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco and Chinatown Community Development Center to implement the program which engages San Francisco-based artists in reinvigorating neighborhoods that have been hard-hit by the economic downturn. Applications can be downloaded off the Arts Commission’s website. Artists are asked to tailor ...
A few of them are up now in our shop: HERE
February 20 - March 27, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 20, 4-7pm
Baer Ridgway Exhibitions is pleased to present PAPER!AWESOME!, a group exhibition of new works on paper by over 100 artists. Curated by gallery artist Brion Nuda Rosch, this exhibition contains over 300 8.5 x 11 inch brand new works on paper by an incredibly varied group of artists. Works by internationally recognized artists will hang side-by-side with those by artists just emerging, all of whom have been asked to work with the most basic of canvases, an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of paper.
Baer Ridgway Exhibitions
172 Minna Street, San...
FORMAT: Hardback, 9 x 11.75 in. / 64 pgs / 60 color. Cloth Cover.
PUBLISHER: Deitch Projects
PUBLICATION DATE: 2/28/2010
CHris Johanson's new book Totalities has finally been released. Published by Deitch. Come get one. Both these titles will be available to purchase on our site soon...or you can just email or call the store.
Silkscreen on heavystock paper, Edition of 50
Signed and numbered $60
Designed as a full page of unsolicited ads for the just released McSweeney's Panorama, this limited print is a tribute to some of San Francisco's greatest (and obscure) institutions. Ever had a slice of Arinell's pizza? Seen a movie at the Balboa? Then you know just what we're talking about. An affordable way to own some of Tucker's work. Published by Park Life in conjunction with McSweeney's.
Park Life is excited to carry Bodega's curated selection of large scale, eco-friendly, die-cut adhesive vinyl art. With Barry McGee, Rostarr, Mike Giant, and Cleon Peterson, Clare Rojas, Jeff Canham amongst their first contributing artists. Being distributed to several specialty shops including The New Museum (NYC) and Colette (Paris) and Park Life (San Francisco)
More Things Like ThisBy the Editors of McSweeney's Foreword by Michael Kimmelman Introduction by Dave Eggers Illustrated by Tucker Nichols More Things Like This -- Curated by the editors of McSweeney's, this unconventional book explores the intersection of text, humor, and illustration in art created by cartoonists, writers, musicians, and fine artists. A refreshing mixture of high, low, and sideways, the selection features nearly 300 images from dozens of contributors, including David Shrigley, Kurt Vonnegut, Leonard Cohen, Chris Johnson, David Mamet, Raymond Pettibon, Henry ...
Published on August 17, 2009 at 1:49pm
"You Are So Balanced; I Don't Want to Complicate Things."
Park Life Gallery, 220 Clement (at Fourth Ave.), S.F.
Through Aug. 25. Free; 386-7275 or www.parklifestore.com.
When we head into the forest, we pack along our own personal mythologies. These influence whether we find trees inspiring or ominous, whether we expect to find babes or bears, fairies or foxes, in the bramble. The same can be said of the viewers heading into the art...
Glen Helfand wrote about the show in art forum recently. Review
These paintings are owned by Griff Williams, the owner of Gallery 16/Urban Digital Color who was a personal friend of Margarets.
Please contact Vanessa @ Gallery 16 with any info. Vanessa@gallery16.com
Johanna St. Clair, Sean McFarland, Paul Wackers & a garden installation by Dan Carlson
All 4 artists in this show have great work. I want the Wackers diptych on paper.
Show Runs Sept. 27th - Oct. 31st
- New Paul Schiek book.
- New Tauba Auerbach book, 50/50.
- New Leslie Shows book.
- New Hank Willis Thomas book.
- Signed copies of Mail Order Monsters.
Great show. Here work has really grown. The big pieces are amazing.
Group show at Hosfelt. Vocabularies of Metaphor opens Sept. 6.
Including Amy Cutler, Shazia Sikhander, Henry Darger...three of my favorites.
Andrew Schoultz, In Gods We Trust, runs thru October at Heather Marx Gallery. His best show yet.
Lydia Fong, A moment of Reflection at Ratio 3. Barry always puts on a good show.
Jason Jagel at Electric Works opening Sept...
Art Review: Chihuly at the De Young by Kenneth Baker
SF Chron, Saturday, July 5, 2008I can't remember getting so much entertainment out of an art review. The Bay Area's one and only big-time art critic takes on the masses. Personally, I think Kenneth Baker is a dinosaur, offering no insight or relevance for at least the last decade. But when he takes the tact that Chihuly's work "isn't art...but,...decoration..." and calls for the ousting of the De Young Director he really commits himself, which is rare for art writers. It's a given that Chihuly is to ...
Our new store in the Mission opened on March 1, 2014. 3049 22nd st. at Shotwell. Hours - Wed thru Sat 12-8 and Sun 11-6.
New T-Shirt releases – Park Life x Chris Johanson, Tucker Nichols, and Jason Jagel – in stock now. Our New Park Life Hats are in Stock now! Order Wool or 5-Panel. New Chris Johanson Zine in stock. Taking orders on our new David Shigley Edition Skate deck. We now stock Topo Design bags and Packs. We have a few of the new Tauba Auerbach Editons available still.
Current show: Hilary Pecis, Crash. Opens Friday, April 18th, 2014. Through May 18th.
Upcoming Show: Jacob McGraw Nicholson and Rachael Sumpter. Opens Friday May 23rd.
Past Show: Folding the Blanket of Time is a three-person show of San Francisco artists Sarah Hotchkiss, Courtney Johnson and Maysha Mohamedi. March 14th – April 13th, 2014.
Visit our shop for new items from artists Barry McGee, Tauba Auerbach, Chris Johanson, Dash Snow, Marcel Dzama, Chris Ballantyne, Paul Wackers, Thomas Campbell, Margaret Kilgallen, Clare Rojas, Tucker Nichols, David Shrigley, Matthew Palladino, Ryan McGinley, Andrew Schoultz, Anthony Discenza and many more..
Our online store has a small sampling of the products we carry. Please visit the San Francisco store to see everything we stock.
Please visit our Gallery Page and sift through our past shows to see available art works. We also maintain a large back room inventory and flat file of works that are not listed on the site. Feel free to make an appointment and drop by the store.
We are currently working on a new monographs for artists Ian Johnson and Chris Ballantyne.