This week we're taking a look at the Valencia Street Art Wall, a Mission District institution since forever. It's a rare spot in the city where street art is sanctioned, and even encouraged. It tends to be poster art rather than graffiti. I almost never see tags here.
But it's not boring, family-friendly stuff either. You'll see stuff as edgy as Dick Tater
and Time'll Tell
, and yet the most controversial piece in recent memory was the Lou Reed Supreme ad
still partially visible beneath the heart above. Speaking of the heart, get a load of the detail in those ventricles.
This next work we first saw on Burrito Justice
, and decided to go in for a closer look. "Viva Hate"? Wasn't that Morrissey's first solo album?
And who is this Florian character anyway? If I were a real reporter, perhaps I'd look into it. In any case, it's rare that we see street art with a copyright.
Here's the thing in its entirety. Ghastly, right?
This is my favorite. A crusader with a big, green, thumbs-upping fist for a head? Somebody put this on a skateboard deck right now and I will
take up skateboarding again.