OMG, the Mission is so over. It's like the worst. The last time we ventured over there, we were run down by a Tesla, and some Dropbox bros stole our jump rope. If you're feeling similarly Mission-averse these days, you must check out the newly reopened David Ireland House. Ireland, a conceptual artist who died in 2009, left behind an occasionally cryptic but frequently hilarious body of work ranging from brooms tethered together (a piece that's in SFMOMA's permanent collection) to a jar filled with uneaten birthday cake. Obsessed with glossy, polyurethane-coated walls and the history of his own home, Ireland made high-speed recordings describing the skyline from his window and fashioned chandeliers out of propane cans. The 90-minute tours are $20 for adults, and reveal how San Francisco's singular practitioner of life-as-art operated for decades — a Duchamp in the midst of a decayed neighborhood that was then completely Tesla-free.
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