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Phillip Hua: Artist Expands His Canvas

Phillip Hua: Artist Expands His Canvas

By Jim Van Buskirk | Nov 22, 2022

Visual artist Phillip Hua's works have expanded in size and scope. His new and upcoming projects include murals at the Bayview Community Center, and an ambitious and inspirational stairway mural.

Bernice Bing: Asian Art Museum's showcase of the rediscovered artist

Bernice Bing: Asian Art Museum's showcase of the rediscovered artist

By Robert Brokl | Nov 15, 2022

The powerful exhibition of work by San Francisco artist Bernice Bing recently opened at the Asian Art Museum, with its run extended through June. There's ample reason for the revival of interest in Bing's work and life.

Breaking Boundaries: 'Beyond Binary' at SF State Fine Arts Gallery

Breaking Boundaries: 'Beyond Binary' at SF State Fine Arts Gallery

By Robert Brokl | Oct 18, 2022

The timely "Beyond Binary" exhibit of trans and non-binary-identifying artists at the Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, is on view through Oct. 27.

Arizona Museum Exhibit Marks End to de Kooning Painting Saga

Arizona Museum Exhibit Marks End to de Kooning Painting Saga

By Terry Tang | Sep 29, 2022

After a Willem de Kooning painting was brazenly stolen from an Arizona museum, nobody could have predicted "Woman-Ochre" would find its way back through the kindness of strangers.

Paint, Print, Power: Fall Arts Museums & Galleries, Part 2

Paint, Print, Power: Fall Arts Museums & Galleries, Part 2

By Sura Wood | Sep 6, 2022

One article simply was not enough to contain the eclectic cultural riches offered this season in museums and art galleries. So, here goes with a second chapter and a palette of shows in diverse media.

Get an Eyeful: Fall Arts Museums & Galleries, Part 1

Get an Eyeful: Fall Arts Museums & Galleries, Part 1

By Sura Wood | Aug 30, 2022

This year in fine arts, women and artists of color take center stage, photography reigns supreme — only fitting, given our city's pivotal role in the medium — and at least one extravaganza confirms it's good to be king.

'Love Me, Love Me Not' Is Artist Timmy Sneaks' Credo with Boston Solo Show

'Love Me, Love Me Not' Is Artist Timmy Sneaks' Credo with Boston Solo Show

By Robert Nesti | Aug 6, 2022

Before he became a full-time artist, Timmy Sneaks was a successful tattoo artist. That was eight years ago when Sneaks decided to pursue art in an intensive way.

Protest Held at Uffizi's 'Spring' but Painting Not Damaged

Protest Held at Uffizi's 'Spring' but Painting Not Damaged

Jul 23, 2022

Italian environmental activists glued their hands Friday to the glass protecting Sandro Botticelli's painting "Spring" in the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, police said. The museum said thanks to the glass, which was installed as a precaution.

Van Gogh Self-Portrait Found Hidden Behind Another Painting

Van Gogh Self-Portrait Found Hidden Behind Another Painting

Jul 15, 2022

A previously unknown self-portrait of Vincent Van Gogh has been discovered behind another of the artist's paintings, the National Galleries of Scotland said Thursday.

Israeli Museum Finds Sketches Hidden in Modigliani Painting

Israeli Museum Finds Sketches Hidden in Modigliani Painting

By Ilan ben Zion | Jul 13, 2022

Curators at an Israeli museum have discovered three previously unknown sketches by celebrated 20th-century artist Amedeo Modigliani hiding beneath the surface of one of his paintings.

FBI Seizes Disputed Basquiat Artwork from Florida Museum

FBI Seizes Disputed Basquiat Artwork from Florida Museum

By David Fischer | Jun 27, 2022

The FBI raided a Florida art museum on Friday and seized more than two dozen paintings attributed to artist Jean-Michel Basquiat following questions about their authenticity.

Chloe Sherman's 'Renegades' - Photo Exhibit Documents SF's '90s Lesbian Scene

Chloe Sherman's 'Renegades' - Photo Exhibit Documents SF's '90s Lesbian Scene

By Heather Cassell | Jun 14, 2022

Queer fine art photographer Chloe Sherman's new exhibit, "Renegade San Francisco: the 1990s," opening June 17 at Schlomer Haus Gallery, dives into the pats heyday of the local women's nightlife and social scenes.

Hawaii Photographer Finds Fine Art in Massive Pacific Waves

Hawaii Photographer Finds Fine Art in Massive Pacific Waves

By Caleb Jones | Jun 9, 2022

Hawaii photographer Clark Little is known for his stunning images from inside the barrels of some of the most powerful and dangerous waves on Earth.

Man in Wig Throws Cake at Glass Protecting Mona Lisa

Man in Wig Throws Cake at Glass Protecting Mona Lisa

May 30, 2022

A man seemingly disguised as an old woman in a wheelchair threw a piece of cake at the glass protecting the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum and shouted at people to think of planet Earth.

A Good Man: Exhibits Honor 'Peanuts' Creator Schulz on 100th

A Good Man: Exhibits Honor 'Peanuts' Creator Schulz on 100th

By Andrew Welsh-Huggins and Patrick Orsagos | May 28, 2022

New exhibits at the Billy Ireland museum and at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa celebrate the upcoming centenary of the birth of "Peanuts" cartoonist Charles Schulz.

Irish Ayes 'Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora'

Irish Ayes 'Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora'

By Brian Bromberger | May 24, 2022

By explaining the lives of Irish LGBTQ people abroad and contributions of those who returned, "Out In The World: Ireland's LGBTQ+ Diaspora," now at the GLBTHS Museum, can help us understand how Ireland became such a welcoming place for Irish queer folk.

Andy Warhol's 'Marilyn' Auction Nabs $195M; Most for US Artist

Andy Warhol's 'Marilyn' Auction Nabs $195M; Most for US Artist

May 10, 2022

Andy Warhol's "Shot Sage Blue Marilyn" sold for a cool $195 million on Monday, making the iconic portrait of Marilyn Monroe the most expensive work by a U.S. artist ever sold at auction.

With Boston Show Opening, Why LA-Based Artist PunkMeTender Is Never Bored

With Boston Show Opening, Why LA-Based Artist PunkMeTender Is Never Bored

By Steve Duffy | Apr 29, 2022

Those in Boston for the next six weeks have the opportunity to view the work of Romain, a.k.a. PunkMeTender, the Paris-born artist who had his start in graffiti-art before evolving to fine art and mural installations.

The Art of Ajuan Mance at the Cartoon Museum

The Art of Ajuan Mance at the Cartoon Museum

By Laura Moreno | Apr 26, 2022

Opening April 30 and running until August 7, San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum presents the art of Ajuan Mance as part of its ongoing Emerging Artist Showcase. The Mills College professor is known for her vibrant portrait series, '1001 Black Men.'

Shipyard Styles; Bob Mizer Inspires

Shipyard Styles; Bob Mizer Inspires

By Jim Provenzano | Apr 26, 2022

In continuing our particularly queer art exhibit coverage, two opportunities in almost opposite ends of town might interest you.

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