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Calendar, Night&Day Urban Redesign

Urban Redesign

During the height of the crack epidemic, people had all kinds of spooky hypotheses about sneakers dangling over phone lines: They marked drug corners, gang turf, or recent murder scenes. Really, kids have been slinging shoes since the intersection of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Art Colonist: 10 Year Anniversary of White Walls

Art Colonist: 10 Year Anniversary of White Walls

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. Amid the drug dealers and other…
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Calendar, Night&Day Creative Domain

Creative Domain

Artists use other people's work all the time when they find something in the pop cultural ether that resonates with them and then fold it into their own art. But sometimes the originators of the borrowed work are not happy…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Amanda Palmer Thanks Fans with Intimate Show, Pop-Up Art Exhibit

Amanda Palmer Thanks Fans with Intimate Show, Pop-Up Art Exhibit

What's it like to party with a freshly minted millionaire? You'd expect caviar maybe, champagne at the very least. Some sign of their newly extravagant lifestyle, surely. But Amanda Palmer, a musician who recently raised over a million dollars on…
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Calendar, Night&Day City in Motion

City in Motion

If you think street art is confined to the hipster irony of Banksy stencils and Shepard Fairey wheatpastes, think again. There has long been a continuum of artists who use the urban environment to address political and social issues right…
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Music,

Kevin Arnold's Top Five Noise Pop Memories

Festival founder Kevin Arnold looks back on his five favorite sets over the last 20 years 5. The Fastbacks at Bottom of the Hill, 1993-2002 After a surprise set the first year of the festival, the Fastbacks settled into an…
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Music, All Shook Down Win Tickets to See Bob Mould in Conversation with Shepard Fairey at Herbst Theatre

Win Tickets to See Bob Mould in Conversation with Shepard Fairey at Herbst Theatre

And now for something a little different: Later this month, the esteemed Noise Pop organization is teaming up with City Arts and Lectures for what sounds to us like a freaking awesome conversation: Bob Mould interviewed by Shepard Fairey.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Yes They Can

Yes They Can

Here’s an unlikely combination. The contestants are engineers, designers, architects, and contractors. The material they have to work with is canned (and otherwise packaged) food. The goal is to make sculptures – big sculptures. The result? Stop right there –…
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Calendar, Night&Day Blight Might Make Right

Blight Might Make Right

Street art has gone from subversive to respectable over the past decade, what with Banksy becoming an Oscar nominee and Shepard Fairey mounting career retrospectives in white-walled museums. It’s an object lesson in Joe Strummer’s maxim, “He who fucks nuns…
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Music, All Shook Down Watch Photographer Glen Friedman and Artist Shepard Fairey Discuss Punk and Hip-Hop in San Francisco

Watch Photographer Glen Friedman and Artist Shepard Fairey Discuss Punk and Hip-Hop in San Francisco

We were pretty stoked about pioneering punk, hip-hop, and skate photographer Glen E. Friedman's current show at San Francisco's 941 Geary -- and we weren't the only ones. Burning Flags Press and director Colin M. Day interviewed Friedman and artist…
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Music, "Fuck You All": Glen Friedman's punk and hip-hop photos are meant to inspire

"Fuck You All": Glen Friedman's punk and hip-hop photos are meant to inspire

Glen Friedman grew up on the front lines of the West Coast punk rock, skateboarding, and rap scenes. Photographs he shot in the 1970s and '80s are considered to be the definitive portraits of the likes of the Dead Kennedys,…
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Calendar, Night&Day "Fuck You All": Glen Friedman's punk and hip-hop photos are meant to inspire

"Fuck You All": Glen Friedman's punk and hip-hop photos are meant to inspire

Glen Friedman grew up on the front lines of the West Coast punk rock, skateboarding, and rap scenes. Photographs he shot in the 1970s and '80s are considered to be the definitive portraits of the likes of the Dead Kennedys,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Stick It to the Man

Stick It to the Man

It's common to see graffiti artists move into the gallery, but it's always nice to get one who popularized a new style, such as Pez. And his style is … sticker tagging. Confused? Take a moment: Ever seen those "Hello…
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Calendar, Night&Day All the Way to the Banksy

All the Way to the Banksy

Exit Through the Gift Shop is not just the definitive portrait of street-art counterculture, but also a hilarious expose on the gullibility of the masses who embrace manufactured creative personas. Though it's credited as a Banksy picture -- as in…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Exit Through the Gift Shop</i>

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Exit Through the Gift Shop is not just the definitive portrait of street-art counterculture, but also a hilarious expose on the gullibility of the masses who embrace manufactured creative personas. Though it's credited as a Banksy picture—as in the ever-elusive…
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Music, All Shook Down

Last Night: Banksy's 'Exit Through the Gift Shop' Screening

After seeing Exit Through the Gift Shop at a sneak preview screening last night, I immediately Googled the name Thierry Guetta when I got home. What I thought was going to be a documentary about the street art movement, particularly…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Exit Through the Gift Shop</i>

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Exit Through the Gift Shop is not just the definitive portrait of street-art counterculture, but also a hilarious expose on the gullibility of the masses who embrace manufactured creative personas. Though it's credited as a Banksy picture—as in the ever-elusive…
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Film, "Exit Through the Gift Shop" brings you Banksy, kind of

"Exit Through the Gift Shop" brings you Banksy, kind of

A genuinely hip, thought-provoking work of art disguised as a doomed documentary resurrected, Exit Through the Gift Shop is not just the definitive portrait of street-art counterculture, but also a hilarious exposé on the gullibility of the masses who embrace…
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Music, All Shook Down

Preview the New Banksy Documentary (Opens in SF 4/16)

Of course you know this movie's gonna go over huge in San Francisco, where every neighborhood is marked up with a mix of bad tags and bad-ass graffiti and mural art. Exit Through the Gift Shop, the new documentary…
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News, The Snitch Make-Your-Own-Obama-Poster Web Site Easily Used for Nefarious Purposes

Make-Your-Own-Obama-Poster Web Site Easily Used for Nefarious Purposes

When the folks at Paste magazine gave everyone with an Internet connection the chance to make an Obama-style poster of the sort created by former San Francisco artist Shepard Fairey, they had to figure there'd be lots of cute…
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