Photo and art courtesy of the artist.
Happy birthday to the king of San Francisco street art, Jeremy Novy! I love that Jeremy’s art is in your face and it’s making people rethink their silly hompohobic prejudices. I was fortunate enough to interview Jeremy Novy earlier this year and you can read what he had to say at this link. Thanks again Jeremy and have a happy birthday!
Art and photos courtesy of Jeremy Novy.
Lady Bear by Jeremy Novy, 2009
San Francisco based street artist Jeremy Novy is a pioneer in the Queer Street Art movement. His in-your-face street art, which has featured (but is not limited to) drag queens, penises and homosexual imagery has made headlines across the country. Novy funneled that attention into curating an exhibit called “A History of Queer Street Art,” which features some of the world’s most prominent gay, bisexual, lesbian, transgender, and a few straight street artists. The exhibit recently concluded its run at SOMArts in San Francisco and I caught up with the reclusive artist to ask him a few questions.
Pride Bears, 2009
According2G: How’s the street art scene in San Francisco and how are you treated by other artists in the scene?
Jeremy Novy: I moved to San Francisco specifically for the city’s love and acceptance for street art that is art other than letter graffiti. The city was lacking a stencil artist for a number of years and still has very few. The city sees my talent, yet some artists feel queer street art isn’t tough enough for the streets due to homophobia.
Pride Billboard, 2008
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Photo by G. Art by Anthony Sneed.
Shadow Piece by Anthony Sneed
San Francisco! Make sure you are free on July 9, 2011 for an exhibit you will not want to miss. “Grand Illusion” by Anthony Sneed will be opening at Shooting Gallery. Anthony Sneed’s work is fantastic! From his Nintendo game cartridge parodies to his mind-bending shadow piece series (one is pictured above), you’ll love his work. Bookmark Anthony Sneed’s official website to see more photos of his art as well as information about a limited run print that will be released in conjunction with this exhibit.
Shooting Gallery is located at 839 Larkin Street in San Francisco. “Grand Illusion” by Anthony Sneed will run until August 8, 2011.
Photo by G.
Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters.
As the world waits with baited breath for the release of the as yet untitled 3rd Scissor Sisters album, which is rumoured to be released in July 2010, there’s a bit of news from one of the most fun bands in the world. Lead singer Jake Shears has been writing songs for a musical adaptation of Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City.” The stage play is set to debut in May 2011 at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. It makes perfect sense to debut in San Francisco, as the books (and subsequent mini-series) take place there. You can find out more (including ticket information) by clicking here.