50 Years Ago Yesterday, 3 Men Escaped From Alcatraz

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Fifty years ago today, June 11, 3 men escaped from San Francisco infamous Alcatraz Prison. Frank Morris, John Anglin, and Clarence Anglin conceived and successfully (in so much they actually got off the island in some way) one of the most amazing escapes in the history of putting humans in the worst of conditions, behind the bars, and told to get normal again. And the Clint Eastwood starring movie was epic… just saying.

Here is a classic UP graphic by Morning Breath from the archives… a famed Alcatraz inmate.

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Barry McGee @ Prism, Los Angeles

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Opening on May 12 at Prism in Los Angeles will be a solo show by San Francisco’s very own Barry McGee, and because it is a Barry McGee show, there will be a lot of attention thrown at this one. Even though we love a good McGee exhibition, the big retrospective in Berkeley is what we are really looking forward to this summer.

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Mission Night Market: We will be here doing things.

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Tonight, Thursday March 8, through Saturday night, March 10, from 6—10PM, we will be having both a gallery and pop-up book shop in the Mission Night Market on 18th and Mission. Our good friends at Ken Ken Ramen set it up, and it is inspired by the night markets you would see in Asia, and they have taken an old noodle factory next to Ken Ken and converted it into a pretty special space. Come by some art from Andrew Luck, who is our featured artist, and buy some books from Papa Raymond.

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Andrew Luck, “Inanimate Reconstruction: Lumber Mill”, gouache on paper, 2012

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Die Antwoord One-Night Installation @ FIFTY24SF Gallery, Wednesday February 22

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This Wednesday, February 22 at 4PM, South African artists, Die Antwoord will be making a special appearance at Upper Playground’s San Francisco gallery, FIFTY24SF. The group will be presenting a special, one-night only installation to coincide with their tour stop in San Francisco in support of their newest LP, TEN$ION. In addition to the installation, Die Antwoord will be presenting and releasing a special collector’s vinyl sculpture of Evil Boy, made in collaboration with Good Smile Company. Select vinyl pieces will be hand-detailed on by Die Antwoord’s Ninja.

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First Friday: Clinic “Harmony”

The first time we ever heard this song was on a night drive with Nate Kenneth Moore down Highway 1, after a buying spree in San Francisco and heading back to Santa Cruz. You would think we liked it given we remember the first time we heard “Harmony” by Clinic.

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The Sky Series by Eric Cahan

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A hypnotizing, colorful, incredible series of photographs from Eric Cahan. Sometimes you wonder what you are missing in the world… the “Sky Series” shows no matter what a painting, photoshop, or after effects can try and imitate, the real world will always be better…

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Paintings by Josh Smith currently on view @ Altman Siegel, SF

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As noted above, these two paintings by Josh Smith are on view at Altman Siegel in San Francisco through February 25, 2012. The show, which features Jessica Dickinson, Liam Everett, Alex Olson, Josh Smith, and Garth Weiser, is definitely something we are checking out this week.

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San Francisco 49ers by Mike Meyer

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This piece is being shown at Guerrero Gallery’s An American Language, a sign painting show featuring 12 different sign painters from the land they call America. This is a 49ers piece by Mike Meyer. It works for this week, very well, indeed.

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