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de Young Museum: The Summer of Love Experience - Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll
Comment by AB: Oodles of posters and photographs dominate the show, but there's also a gratifying array of art, rock & roll, video, memorabilia, light shows and other miscellaneous artifacts. But what made it for me was the fashion. Experience the era in all it's glory (and see a healthy dose of old hippies wandering the corridors as well, a number of them decked out in varying degrees of vintage regalia). Check it out.
Jerry Garcia's "Captain Trips" top hat at de Young Museum, Summer of Love.
Kickass cosmic crochet by Birgitta Bjerke. Love it.
Detail of crochet in above image.
So many posters, your head will spin. Including many seminal rarities.
The Grateful Dead hangin' out at the corner by Herb Greene.
Vintage hippie era buttons.
Classic sixties art-- dye on fabric-- by Marian Clayden.
Fabulous Nixon pants by Eva Orsini.
de Young Museum: Stuart Davis - In Full Swing
Comment by AB: Stuart Davis blends jazz, dance, lingo, hepcat culture, products, commercialism, industry and more into his vibrant energized characterizations of America. Go see.
Art by Stuart Davis at the de Young Museum. Excellent!
Stuart Davis art.
New York City in art by Stuart Davis.
Stuart Davis art.
One section of an impressive show - Stuart Davis at the de Young Museum.
swissnex San Francisco: !Mediengruppe Bitnik - Desperate times call for desperate measures, lol
Comment by AB: Satirical installation based on the Ashley Madison hack and subsequent revelation that the large majority of the supposedly available women were bots, here reincarnated as "sexbots". Strike up a chat. Like it.
Ashley Madison "sexbots" by !Mediengruppe Bitnik at swissnex San Francisco.
Installation view - Ashley Madison "sexbots" by !Mediengruppe Bitnik.
The big picture - installation by !Mediengruppe Bitnik.
Ashley Madison "sexbots" by !Mediengruppe Bitnik. Strike up a chat.
Merchants of Reality: Patricia Pauchnick - Subdivision
Comment by AB: Patricia Pauchnick goes to town on subdivisions and the land around them. Her embroidered aerial views make my day. Hope to see more from her in the future.
Patricia Pauchnick and her embroidered subdivision art at Merchants of Reality.
Pinkie cam detail of art in above image (best piece in the show).
Art by Patricia Pauchnick.
Subdivision art in above image closer.
Embroidered art by Patricia Pauchnick at Merchants of Reality.