Pen Pop: This is a story about El Barto: Bart does graffiti. Bart is graffiti. Bart gets red-eyed. Bart likes to skateboard. Bart leans on a wall and smokes. Bart is appropriated. Bart does daredevil tricks. Bart drinks too much and barfs. Check out all the bad-ass Barteño after the jump!
A few graffiti pieces hang on the wall at the corner of Central and Haight Streets. A Bob Marley tribute mural urges the viewer to nourish their soul. A poster image of a figure covering head with hands is pasted above the graffiti display. Around the corner on Central a colorful mural of sunset colors decorate an entranceway in a wash of light!
A new mural painted by the artists San and Escif recently went up on Scott Street at Oak. This long mural covers the wall of the Oak Fair Market and depicts a hipster carrying a tree on his back, seemingly hoisting it up into the air from atop a ladder. This mural coincides with a series of pieces they created for their upcoming show at FIFTY24SF Gallery opening on June 30, 2011. More information about their show can be found here.
Pen Pop: Creepy crawlies are on the newstands! These collage’d pictures have been carefullly inserted into various Examiner boxes around town. A mischievous green rabbit-creature and a knowing sloth-creature (actual animals unknown) give us a look as they slide by. After the jump mouse, mouse, mouse, 8-ball! and a hummingbird and friend. Where’d these come from?
A mural was being freshly painted yesterday as I perused through the Tenderloin on an afternoon stroll. In one of San Francisco’s most colorful neighborhoods, viewing this mural led to some good stories to tell when I arrived home. I can’t wait to see this when it’s done!
Pen Pop: Mickey Mouse seems bemused by his need for cheese; a cool guy in neon pink and sunglasses; love and coke ain’t dead; fresh outta cash; and a pair of abandoned converse sneakers. Photos from Soma to the Sunset and beyond! One of these things is not like the others…
Check out the others after the jump! So here it is in reverse. And the card I pulled said, “Look at the order in which you do things” just as I typed the first sentence. Plus, I’ve been consulting the Oblique Strategies. That’s just how my Friday’s going. So I decided to write this backwards. Pen Pop
While not both birds of a feather per se, these tall and skinny pieces flock together to decorate the corners and unused wall-ends of our alleyways in San Francisco.
There is a bit of the surreal in each of these murals, whether subject matter, color scheme, or just overall trippiness. I love the flamboyant colors that really knock your socks off and use of shape in each of these pieces.
Pen Pop: Dirty Harry sneaking through the back alleys and peeking into the seedy underbelly of the city. But I’m just skimming the surface of the city’s dirty windows. Lots of color but no Hot Mary. Maybe because I’m wandering in Soma and the Mission? Look after the jump for more creepin’ shots.