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
Harcourts Gallery was at the center of S.F.'s serious art scene for decades. Now, with serious money missing, the gallery's at the center of a criminal investigation.
Balmy Alley continuously reinvents itself with murals
Public art museums use legal loophole, deny benefits to domestic partners
As the Asian Art Museum prepares to take over the Old Main Library, preservationists worry about the fate of the building's treasures
Having remodeled the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Harry S. Parker III requests your permission to bulldoze the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum and move it all the way across town