Erstwhile San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was a master of government by press release, the Picasso of symbolic leadership. He's now lieutenant governor, a job with a relationship to weightiness and responsibility akin to Picasso's relationship with photorealism. So it came as little surprise when N ... More >>
Like so many Jonathan Richman devotees, we first fell for the lanky singer-songwriter after hearing the Modern Lovers' homage to the Velvet Underground, "Roadrunner." From the nasally, gleeful count-off to the plaintive "Come on you girls of modern rock 'n' roll!" (What? What do you need? We're righ ... More >>
By JULIA B. CHAN
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Better than: Your local high school's Spring Fling.
If revelers at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's annual Modern Ball wanted to make it rain Wednesday, they got their wish both figurati ... More >>
SF Weekly readers probably haven't forgotten about Mark Lugo, the audacious art aficionado, who swiped a rare and pricy Picasso piece from a San Francisco gallery last year. After spending six months in jail for his crime, he's now facing more time behind bars -- in New York. According to media r ... More >>
This would have made for a great Picasso sketch Considering he was caught on tape parading around with a rare Picasso sketch under his arm, it's not that surprising that Mark Lugo pled guilty today to charges of stealing a $275,000 Picasso sketch from a local gallery.
SF Weekly readers might rec ... More >>
Mark Lugo has lost a lot -- but gains a nicknameThose wondering what alleged Union Square Picasso thief Mark Lugo was thinking when he purportedly walked out of the Weinstein Gallery with a $200,000 sketch now have an inkling: It went with his other filched Picasso. A raid on the Hoboken, N.J. wi ... More >>
SFPDtete de shame? SF Examiner scored a jailhouse interview with the suspected Picasso thief, Mark Lugo, who was arrested yesterday on suspicion of ripping an original drawing from the wall of a Union Square art gallery. Not to our surprise, Lugo doesn't talk about the case or his defense, but he ... More >>
Busted!Update: police arrested a New Jersey man on suspicion of stealing a valuable Picasso original drawing. Read updated details after the jump. Original story: Police say they have arrested the man who they believe ripped an original Picasso drawing from the wall of a Union Square art gallery ... More >>
Police say they have spoken to the cab driver who picked up a ballsy thief after he ripped an original Picasso pencil sketch from the wall of a Union Square art gallery yesterday morning. Cops have also impounded the taxi cab used in the theft. Meanwhile, police are reviewing surveillance released b ... More >>
Do you ever get tired of doing the same thing every week? Me too.
So this week I decided to imagine how SF Gov InAction would look if it were written by five of this city's most ... um ... noteworthy ... pundits.
You say "parody," I say "homage." Either way: Enjoy.
Monday, June 29
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Pablo PicassoPicasso, unlike Michela Alioto-Pier, thinks that a child can indeed be a 'harlequin object' This week Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier made a proposal that San Francisco "adopt the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and supporting its inalienable freedoms for children an ... More >>