ARYZ “Style is the Limit” Opening, April 19th
April 1st, 2013

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OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS FROM SAM FLORES “LION AND THE LAMB”
December 20th, 2012

grey OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS FROM SAM FLORES LION AND THE LAMB Sam Flores opening gallery show fifty24sf gallery art show

grey OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS FROM SAM FLORES LION AND THE LAMB Sam Flores opening gallery show fifty24sf gallery art show

grey OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS FROM SAM FLORES LION AND THE LAMB Sam Flores opening gallery show fifty24sf gallery art show

grey OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS FROM SAM FLORES LION AND THE LAMB Sam Flores opening gallery show fifty24sf gallery art show

grey OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS FROM SAM FLORES LION AND THE LAMB Sam Flores opening gallery show fifty24sf gallery art show

grey OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS FROM SAM FLORES LION AND THE LAMB Sam Flores opening gallery show fifty24sf gallery art show

grey OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS FROM SAM FLORES LION AND THE LAMB Sam Flores opening gallery show fifty24sf gallery art show

grey OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS FROM SAM FLORES LION AND THE LAMB Sam Flores opening gallery show fifty24sf gallery art show

grey OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS FROM SAM FLORES LION AND THE LAMB Sam Flores opening gallery show fifty24sf gallery art show

grey OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS FROM SAM FLORES LION AND THE LAMB Sam Flores opening gallery show fifty24sf gallery art show

grey OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS FROM SAM FLORES LION AND THE LAMB Sam Flores opening gallery show fifty24sf gallery art show

grey OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS FROM SAM FLORES LION AND THE LAMB Sam Flores opening gallery show fifty24sf gallery art show

grey OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS FROM SAM FLORES LION AND THE LAMB Sam Flores opening gallery show fifty24sf gallery art show

grey OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS FROM SAM FLORES LION AND THE LAMB Sam Flores opening gallery show fifty24sf gallery art show

grey OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS FROM SAM FLORES LION AND THE LAMB Sam Flores opening gallery show fifty24sf gallery art show

grey OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS FROM SAM FLORES LION AND THE LAMB Sam Flores opening gallery show fifty24sf gallery art show

grey OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS FROM SAM FLORES LION AND THE LAMB Sam Flores opening gallery show fifty24sf gallery art show

grey OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS FROM SAM FLORES LION AND THE LAMB Sam Flores opening gallery show fifty24sf gallery art show

grey OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS FROM SAM FLORES LION AND THE LAMB Sam Flores opening gallery show fifty24sf gallery art show

grey OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS FROM SAM FLORES LION AND THE LAMB Sam Flores opening gallery show fifty24sf gallery art show

grey OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS FROM SAM FLORES LION AND THE LAMB Sam Flores opening gallery show fifty24sf gallery art show

Sam Flores “Lion and the Lamb” Opening 12-12-12
November 20th, 2012

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‘Art in the Streets’ Thursday Opening Party
April 18th, 2011

We were lucky enough to attend last Thursday night’s opening party for ‘Art in the Streets’ at Geffen Contemporary at MoCA in downtown L.A. We didn’t always remember to snap photos because there was a lot to see but this is what we captured:

grey Art in the Streets Thursday Opening Party thursday teen witch swoon sf opening moca geffen Eric Brunetti drugs barry mcgee art in the streets aprty

grey Art in the Streets Thursday Opening Party thursday teen witch swoon sf opening moca geffen Eric Brunetti drugs barry mcgee art in the streets aprty

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LEE:

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Eric Brunetti:

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Teen Witch of SF:

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Swoon:

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Kilgallen:

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Os Gemeos:

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Bill Daniel: (we think)

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Ed Templeton:

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Shepard Fairey:

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CR Stecyk III:

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Roger Gastman’s timeline and collection of cans:

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grey Art in the Streets Thursday Opening Party thursday teen witch swoon sf opening moca geffen Eric Brunetti drugs barry mcgee art in the streets aprty

Ericailcane Day 1
November 8th, 2010

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grey Ericailcane Day 1 opening mural gallery ericailcane erica il cane

grey Ericailcane Day 1 opening mural gallery ericailcane erica il cane

grey Ericailcane Day 1 opening mural gallery ericailcane erica il cane

grey Ericailcane Day 1 opening mural gallery ericailcane erica il cane

grey Ericailcane Day 1 opening mural gallery ericailcane erica il cane

FIFTY24SF Gallery presents ‘We Were Living in the Woods’ new work by Erica il Cane
November 1st, 2010

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FIFTY24SF Gallery, in association with Upper Playground, is pleased to present a solo
exhibition by Italian street muralist and fine artist, Erica il Cane, entitled, We Were Living
in the Woods. The exhibition will be the second solo show that Erica has held in the United
States.
As a major contributor to an increasingly progressive and elaborate street art and mural
movement occurring in Europe over the past 5 years, Erica il Cane (translating to “Eric
the Dog”) gained international recognition for his anthropomorphic building-sized animal
murals throughout Italy and the continent. With fellow contemporaries Blu, Sam3, Escif,
and San, Erica’s large-scale murals have been viewed as fine art done within the public’s
view. We Were Living in the Woods will feature works on paper and on-site installations.
Born and studied in Bologna, Italy, Erica’s evolution to gallery work has seen depictions of
animals in unique, human situations rendered in Victorian-like style illustrations, etchings,
and short animated films. The art is often described as imagery from a dark fairy tale,
in which animals are shown within the darkness of human nature, focusing on themes
of alienation, satire, existentialism. Both gallery and mural work has also been hailed as
influential works advocating vegetarianism and animal rights.
Erica il Cane has shown throughout Europe, including Lazarides Gallery, Banksy’s Santa’s
Ghetto, the Fame Festival, and gallery shows in Milan, Rome, London, and Barcelona. He has
also shown in Los Angeles and Chicago.
We Were Living in the Woods will run from November 11th – December 30th, with an
opening reception on Thursday, November 11th, from 7:30PM – 10:00PM.

Morning Breath, Ekundayo and Fernando Chamarelli Travel to London Miles
September 27th, 2010

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Morning Breath is an Upper Playground family member and former FIFTY24SF Gallery artist. The London Miles exhibition opens October 8th, 2010

grey Morning Breath, Ekundayo and Fernando Chamarelli Travel to London Miles opening morning breath london miles gallery fifty24sf

Celebrate San Francisco at Mission Cultural Center featuring Zineblasters Tonight
September 15th, 2010

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grey Celebrate San Francisco at Mission Cultural Center featuring Zineblasters Tonight zineblasters street art Pez opening mission cultural center mission graffiti euro art show

STANLEY DONWOOD AT FIFTY24SF GALLERY NEXT WEEK
August 28th, 2010

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It’s almost upon us, and the excitement is brewing here for Stanley Donwood’s first ever US based show – and it’s happening in San Francisco.  The opening reception is going to occur on Thursday, September 2nd at 7:30pm, and after seeing some of the work in person, it’s going to be pretty epic.  Here’s the information about the show below, see you there:

Fifty24SF Gallery presents “Over Normal”- a solo exhibition by Stanley Donwood and his first ever showing in the United States.

When thinking of iconic imagery in music from the last 20 years, Stanley Donwood’s work with Radiohead invariably comes to mind – and for good reason.  Where Radiohead’s music stretched the auditory horizons and painted musical sceneries of mans place in the modern world, Donwood’s imagery and packaging forced us to face the gravity of the music from the minute the album hit our hands; and by creating cryptic, academic and (at times) dystopian layouts, the albums themselves became as striking and relevant as the music they contained.

Although Stanley Donwood generally avoids the grandeur of media and would prefer to be undersold, to speak only in terms of his work with Radiohead would be a disservice. From his exhibitions of intricate etchings at Lazarides Gallery in London, to the vibrant works that made up his show at Iguapop Gallery in Barcelona, Donwood’s gallery work has consistently mixed personal and political emotions with modesty and humor.

For “Over Normal”, the catalyst for the large works featured in the show is in Los Angeles, where Stanley began to notice (with equal parts amazement and distress) that the advertisements bombarding him on the multilane highways were made of seven basic colors, immediately grabbing viewers’ attention in a primal way.  More recently, Stanley noticed a parallel between the use of those colors and an influx of spam emails that promised everything from more fruitful sex lives, to cheap foreclosed properties at the expense of someone else’s misery. The word’s that were used in the emails were formatted in the same fundamental way as color in the advertisement’s had been used: to grab unconscious attention and tell a story without the viewer knowing it.  Marrying the immediate words used in these emails with the attractive and distressing colors of the advertisements, Stanley has produced a line of seven vibrant, original pieces for this exhibition.

Stanley has also produced a 12 page newspaper to accompany the show, this explains how he came about putting together a neuron firing sound installation in an artificial neural network which is also featured in the show and is entitled ‘The Overnormaliser’.

“Over Normal” will run from September 2nd – October 27th with an opening reception occurring on September 2nd from 7:30PM – 10:00PM at FIFTY24SF Gallery

YOU CAN’T WIN: PEZ + JOSH BLANK OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS
August 9th, 2010

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grey YOU CANT WIN: PEZ + JOSH BLANK OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS you cant win Pez opening joshua blank graffiti fifty24sf art

grey YOU CANT WIN: PEZ + JOSH BLANK OPENING NIGHT PHOTOS you cant win Pez opening joshua blank graffiti fifty24sf art