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A new Andy Warhol sculpture unveiled in New York City

The new 10-foot tall sculpture of Andy Warhol by Rob Pruitt unveiled in Union Square. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

The new 10-foot tall sculpture of Andy Warhol by Rob Pruitt unveiled in Union Square. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

What do George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, the Virgin Mary and Andy Warhol have in common? Answer – they all have statues in Union Square, NYC.

Yesterday “The Andy Monument,” a semi-accurate sculpture of the Pop . . . → Read More: A new Andy Warhol sculpture unveiled in New York City

San Francisco Area Event Picks for March 29 – April 4, 2011 (Part 2 of 2)

Quantum Jitters By Reed Danziger

Quantum Jitters By Reed Danziger

Event: Loss Revision Featuring Eric Petitti, Opening Reception When: Friday, April 1, 6pm Where: Johansson Projects Johansson Projects 2300 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94612

Event: Quantum Jitters By Reed Danziger , Opening Reception When: Saturday, April 2, 6-8pm Where: Hosfelt Gallery, 430 Clementina St. (Between Howard and Folsom, and . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for March 29 – April 4, 2011 (Part 2 of 2)

Erik Otto releases a benefit print for Japan

"Faith" paper size: 17×17 in. artwork size: 16×16 in. 140 lb smooth paper open edition $100

"Faith" paper size: 17×17 in. artwork size: 16×16 in. 140 lb smooth paper open edition $100

San Francisco artist Erik Otto has generously released a print of work he painted in reaction to the recent disaster in Japan. He will donate 100% of the proceeds to Give2Asia. Check his website between March 29 – . . . → Read More: Erik Otto releases a benefit print for Japan

Flashback 1986 – the NYC subway system

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Wow… remember riding the NYC subway system in the 80’s? Here’s a great video of it in all its glory, with the infamous graffiti and grime. It’s taken from archival film by the Pacific Railroad.

Photo/video credit: Pacific Railroad, 1986

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. . . → Read More: Flashback 1986 – the NYC subway system

San Francisco Area Event Picks for March 29 – April 4, 2011 (Part 1 of 2)

Indoor Mural Project at 941 Geary

Indoor Mural Project at 941 Geary

Event: DECENT EXPOSURE: a night of selling/trading art. Prints, zines, pins, stickers, etc.. When: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 At 06:00 PM Where: Project One 251 Rhode Island Street San Francisco, CA. 94103

Event: Solo Mujeres 2010: Liminal Takes, Mujeres Latinoamericanas en el arte When: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 . . . → Read More: San Francisco Area Event Picks for March 29 – April 4, 2011 (Part 1 of 2)

33rd Annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade in San Francisco

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The 33rd Annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade takes place rain or shine on April 1st starting at noon at the Embarcadero Plaza in San Francisco. Sponsored by the FIRST CHURCH of the LAST LAUGH, this event is open to public participation. According to the FCLL, “Odd costumes, noise makers, satiric signage on the buisness . . . → Read More: 33rd Annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade in San Francisco

Megan Geckler makes thoughts repeat at Urban Outfitters in Hollywood

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Recently Los Angeles based artist Megan Geckler created a stunning site-specific installation “Seeing thoughts in Repeat” for Urban Outfitters located in Hollywood CA at the Space 15 Twenty.

Geckler’s installation piece makes use of flagging tape, a colorful plastic ribbon, commonly used in construction projects throughout the world.  Using flagging tape as a drawing . . . → Read More: Megan Geckler makes thoughts repeat at Urban Outfitters in Hollywood

Scott Beseler is up in arms on the street

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Kentucky-based photographer Scott Beseler has created an intriguing new series of street art. It consists of mannequin arms attached to fixtures on a street in Covington, a small city in Kentucky. The fixtures include a fire hydrant, a public pay-phone booth, a post-office mailbox and a parking pay stall. Since Beseler has not released a . . . → Read More: Scott Beseler is up in arms on the street

Amy Ahlstrom makes urban quilts

SFChinatown (2007) 29.5" x 29.5" Dupioni silk and cotton

SFChinatown (2007) 29.5" x 29.5" Dupioni silk and cotton, by Amy Ahlstrom

Artist Amy Ahlstrom has created a remarkable series of contemporary quilts. Drawing upon elements from graphic design, street art and anime, Ahlstrom collages (or appliques) colorful images onto fabric (raw silk and cotton) to form a fabric collage. She then lays batting . . . → Read More: Amy Ahlstrom makes urban quilts

“Snowflakes & Spirograph” designed by Zim and Zou

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Remember drawing those round squiggly things by putting a pen in the hole of a small plastic dial and pushing it round and round? I didn’t think they still existed! Fortunately, they do, and it appears adults play with them too…

The French graphic design studio Zim & Zou has used the spirograph tool . . . → Read More: “Snowflakes & Spirograph” designed by Zim and Zou