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Calendar, Night&Day Retrofuturistic Realness

Retrofuturistic Realness

Table lamps of the Jetsons, Alexander Calder mobiles, and something about Richard Serra must have inspired Matt Gil to make the sculpture at “Variety Pack.” His essay-let on the gallery's website is a charming ode to focus, too: “Each one”…
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Music, BeatBox Pantha Du Prince: Show Preview

Pantha Du Prince: Show Preview

German electronic music producer Hendrik Weber's work as Pantha Du Prince inhabits immense artistic spaces filled with brittle and translucent sounds. Like an audio version of Alexander Calder's mobile sculptures, glockenspiels, bells, triangles and other metallic sounds spin and drift…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Dream Syndicate

The Dream Syndicate

When German painter, graphic artist, experimental filmmaker, and radical theorist Hans Richter moved to New York in 1941, he was one among dozens of heavyweight Euro émigrés in town. Richter’s rarefied circle included Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, and Fernand Léger,…
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Music, All Shook Down At SFMOMA, Donald Fisher's Art Collection Proves Surprisingly Diverse

At SFMOMA, Donald Fisher's Art Collection Proves Surprisingly Diverse

During his lifetime, Gap founder Donald Fisher was rightfully heralded as a visionary and an entrepreneur of the highest caliber - someone who turned a single store on San Francisco's outskirts into a billion-dollar operation that, under the "Gap," "Old…
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Music, Piano Til You Puke: Andrew W.K.'s classical side by Ben Westhoff

Piano Til You Puke: Andrew W.K.'s classical side by Ben Westhoff

Over the years, New York City rocker Andrew W.K. has masterminded widely disparate, seemingly random projects and has brought great intensity to all of them. Best known for his 2001 album I Get Wet — which featured his bloody-nosed portrait…
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Light and Air

Evelyne Koeppel's new projected installation and photograms call the viewer to a space that's difficult to address with language. Because Koeppel uses light, a medium with no substance, she's able to touch issues that often go ignored, delivering us to…
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Night + Day

Wednesday September 2 Better Red Than Dead Beatrice Lillie, the pearl necklace-swinging thespian with the flaming pixie cut, inspired the Albert Hague/Dorothy Fields musical comedy Redhead, but the 1959 Broadway production starred Gwen Verdon, whose portrayal of Essie Whimple, a…
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No Place Like House

House 1269 Ninth Ave. (at Irving), 682-3898. Open for lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner Tuesday through Thursday 5:30 to 10 p.m., Friday 5:30 to 11 p.m., Saturday 5 to 11 p.m., Sunday 5 to…
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A Calder Balancing Act

Appearance is everything in the art world, and right now the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art looks pretty silly. The institution scored a coup by landing the National Gallery's major retrospective of American sculptor Alexander Calder, the man who…
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