Thomas KinkadeThomas Kinkade, who created this nativity figure and boatloads of other 'inspirational' works of art, will now have to draw $2.1 million, according to a San Francisco courtArt critics worldwide are giggling malevolently as the company producing Thomas Kinkade's treacly religious artwor ... More >>
If you haven't heard of Or, The Whale yet, the month of January is set to change that. The SF-based indie-country-folksters' debut album, On Light Poles and Pines, releases on Jan. 20, and has been described as omnipotent, epic, and painfully reflective. If you like your thoughts wistful and your a ... More >>
A famed Mexican artist painted six murals for the 1939 World's Fair in S.F. One famously disappeared. The others have practically been ignored.
Take a close look at Don Fisher and his motivations for a Presidio museum
One-act opera is every bit as didactic as the mural from which it takes its title, but lacks the same punch
A video art collector with an eye for emerging talent is now sharing
Vulcan, the erstwhile king of spray can art, wants to leave the streets behind without losing his soul
The painter, the landlord, and the $80,000 dispute over a life's work
An extraordinary collection of San Francisco avant-garde art is hanging in a Norwegian school. Why not here?
Our critics weigh in on local exhibits
In Sui Jianguo's universe, Michelango and Mao speak the same language
Our critics weigh in on local exhibitions
Andrew Schoultz, the mural artist who's making it big in the gallery by refusing to leave the street behind
At Photo San Francisco, four days of all things emulsified, exposed, and enlarged
SFMOMA's "Pop!" parachutes art out of its ivory tower and into the streets
Week of Wednesday, January 7, 2004
Documenting the entire German population in the silver-print census of August Sander
Dutiful if not particularly insightful, Pollock splatters the painter's life on the screen's canvas
Two local showings of an extensive collection provide an embarrassment of riches
Bruce Conner, the greatest artist you don't know, uses our Peter Byrne for image-honing purposes. We use Conner to get you to pick up the paper.
The Golden Age of Chinese Archaeology
Bondage, fellatio, feces-swapping, and intimate cleansing at the S.F. Art Institute