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Art Colonist

In 2003, Justin Giarla took a chance on a rough part of the Tenderloin -- Larkin near Geary -- and opened an art gallery that specialized in street art and other contemporary work. Amidst the drug-dealers and other neighborhood denizens,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Book Explores Tattoo Culture through Paintings, Badassery

Book Explores Tattoo Culture through Paintings, Badassery

To say that Shawn Barber has an obsessive appreciation for tattoos would be an understatement. The tattoo artist and painter has 227 tattoos himself and several breathtaking paintings of other tattooed bodies (like Margaret Cho above) in his new…
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Calendar, Night&Day S.F. Ink

S.F. Ink

Tattoos are irresistible to look at, unless they’re on a sorority sister’s ankle. But it's impolite to stop people on the street and ask to look at their neck art for a while. You have to slyly steal glances, which…
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Music, All Shook Down The Lowbrow Art Sale: Shawn Barber, Ben Tour & Joe Vaux

The Lowbrow Art Sale: Shawn Barber, Ben Tour & Joe Vaux

"Portrait of the artist Paul Booth" by Shawn Barber No more than a few days ago, Bay Area artist Shawn Barber unveiled new works in the "Anathema" two person show at the Last Rites Gallery in New York. The pieces…
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Music, All Shook Down The Lowbrow Art Sale: Shawn Barber, John John Jesse and Sandi Calistro

The Lowbrow Art Sale: Shawn Barber, John John Jesse and Sandi Calistro

Shawn Barber "Los Angeles Self Portrait Sketch I" Still going strong with his "Tattooed Portraits" series, Shawn currently has a solo show at the Billy Shire Fine Arts Gallery. The show is filled with amazing work, and a few…
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Music, All Shook Down Goonies, Kat Von D, Edwin Ushiro: The Best Art Prints on the Web

Goonies, Kat Von D, Edwin Ushiro: The Best Art Prints on the Web

Every Tuesday, Josh from Creep Machine posts for the SF Weekly culture blog "All Shook Down". Hit it, Josh. -d2 Scott Campbell - "Showdowns" series 2 Scott is an artist out of San Francisco, and works primarily in watercolor.…
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Music, All Shook Down The Best Art Prints on the Web: Creep Machine's Josh Curates His Top 5 of the Week

The Best Art Prints on the Web: Creep Machine's Josh Curates His Top 5 of the Week

ASD's resident art expert Josh from Creep Machine comes correct with another Tuesday installment of visual awesomeness. Peep game. -p Mark Ryden "Bunnies & Bees" In one of the first weeks that I wrote this column, I wrote about…
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This Week's Day-by-Day Picks

Wednesday, February 16, 2005 Surrealism is so strongly associated with Salvador Dali's limp clocks and René Magritte's apple-faced guy that we sometimes forget the style isn't just a footnote in art history books. As practiced by young and groovy artists…
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