June 7th, 2001.
Downtown San Francisco
The June 7th event was another success. We completely "sold
out", so to speak. 18 pieces by 14 artists found new homes
durring this exciting event.
--> see the pictures!
Read about last year's event (it
was in the chronicle!)
The first Thursday of the month is here, and you know what that
means. The downtown galleries will fling open the barn doors at
the stroke of six to force feed San Franciscans middling mass-consumption
art at Helmsleyesque prices. The orgy of consumerism it provokes
gets a few people obscenely rich, but the rest of us are left scratching
our heads wondering where the hell the good art is in this city.
So, we're holding the second annual...
San Francisco Art Liberation Day
As we demonstrated last year in our own irreverent way, ArtVanSF
has a mainline to the best emerging artists in the Bay Area. We
don't have a snooty address, so we'll be parking our art rig right
outside the front doors of the major galleries (49-1/2 Geary) at
6pm on the 7th. Just to subvert the gallery paradigm, we'll be liberating
truly valuable art, bestowing fabulous, valuable, original pieces
upon those who truly love them. Because that's what art is for,
In keeping with the Buddhist Philosophy of dana prajana paramita,
which means, "to give is to crossover", ArtVanSF will engage in
selfless and spiritual acts of art sacrifice, providing admirers
with gifts of visual endowments. The goal is to create room for
more creativity in the world by emparting art lovers with empowering
acts of beauty and transcendence... and frankly, we love to mess
with the heads of the downtown galleries by defying their consumerism
and arbitrary value system promoted by the collusion of their old
boy network. And we're going to do it on their own turf, too.
See the pictures.
For more information or to donate, contact us at: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
To read about last years irreverence, check out this: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/06/05/MN14935.DTL