Street Art Tour of San Francisco
For 200 years, the Phoenix City has seen itself as the artistic capital of the west coast, manifesting first in the candyland color scheme of the “painted ladies” and the soft focus art deco of the WPA murals dotting the seven gold flecked hills, and in the 70s as one of the centers of the Chicano Mural movement which continues today. The third major current of public art is of course the fuzzed out generation X anomie represented by the 90’s “mission school” of painters. Come to the birth of “Wildstyle” letters, and see a vast continuum of glyphs and sigils, be they psychedelic cartoon monsters, 1930’s peans to longshoremen, or gangster bubble letters.
The Mission District is world famous for hosting hundreds and hundreds of murals, in hundreds of styles. Both Civic minded and juvenile, we will see walls decorated in conceptually minimalist fashion, but also in the calligraphically baroque text of the West Coast “Wildstyle” of graffiti writing.
Street Art Tour of San Francisco Highlights
- Public walls, or “jungles” covered in “Throw Ups” and “bombs” of legendary old school heads
- A Geodesic telescope for transforming the freeway
- Superheros and Villains
- Secret Passageways
- Aztec Gods and Goddesses
- There is plenty more artistic inspiration and wonder to be experienced on this cool ass tour