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Calendar, Night&Day Drink Yourself Creative

Drink Yourself Creative

The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends Is the Highest Form of Art. Agree or disagree, it's the name of San Francisco artist Tom Marioni's most famous work and a good starting point to his approach to creativity. Since 1970,…
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Calendar, Night&Day What Isn't Art?

What Isn't Art?

Tom Marioni's signature artwork, "Free Beer: The Act of Drinking Beer with Friends Is the Highest Form of Art," pisses some people off. Their fury is partly understandable: The original installation involved the artist and his friends getting drunk in…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen A Deep Drink

A Deep Drink

THURS 4/1 Even a kid can tell you that there's art to be found in museums. But it takes an eccentric to see a deeper meaning in everyday activities like downing beverages with buddies. Celebrated conceptual artist Tom Marioni has…
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The Right Trash

In addition to the figurative hats of artist, curator, student, and publicist, Charles Linder wears a literal one: a baseball cap, with UC Berkeley's colors of navy-and-gold. But over the bill, the cap reads not "Cal," but "Call," and when…
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