by Laurie Riihimaki For years, graffiti artists and muralists have taken over the bleak bricks and gray-cemented buildings of Bushwick and beyond to celebrate the culture of the city while also shedding light on current political, economic, and societal issues – striking on important conversations. These murals are not only
The Hayes Valley Playground got a fantastic facelift thanks to a parting donation from Kevin Durant and his KD Charity Foundation. The playground got new hoops and backboards, the grounds were resurfaced, and perhaps the most striking improvement is that the whole court was turned into a giant mural by
Since Trump has taken office his Hollywood Star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame has been vandalized and micturated upon in all sorts of delightful ways. Sometimes the installations were artful, sometimes brutish, and sometimes just gross. In any case, we rounded up the best bouts of vandalism involving protests against Trump’s
Following the iconic graffiti and street artists who went on to create studio art, trading spray cans for canvases, moving their art from garage doors to galleries.
Artist Alberto Ybarra is a native San Franciscan and an artist you should know. You may recognize his work from the illustration series he did depicting a changing Mission neighborhood: See more of Old Mission Vs. New Mission series here. Now Ybarra has collaborated with The Mission Community Market on a new outdoor mural on
You may have noticed walking to work this week that there are hundreds of honey bears hung on lampposts throughout the SOMA district of San Francisco. What are they doing there? They’re a mixture of guerrilla marketing, street art, and social subversion. The artist and his gang of conspirators didn’t
Hidden East Bay Wonders brings you everything weird, whimsical and wonderful in the East Bay. This time, we bring you the Albany Bulb. Jutting into the waters of the San Francisco Bay, what began in 1963 as a massive landfill for construction debris and trash is today one of California’s
We compared Banksy’s original 2010 ‘Haight Street Rat’ with the new July 5th 2017 rat, as well as reached out to several renowned street artists to get the scoop