Friday, February 17, 2012

Truck Show

While researching Oakland street art [posted yesterday] I learned about this show dedicated to the use of box-style delivery trucks as graffiti canvases. I hope to see this show before it closes on March 4th at San Francisco's First Amendment Gallery (1000 Howard Street - Tue thru Sat, 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.). Proceeds benefit a youth art program called Visual Element. Here's a quote:
The modern box-style delivery truck lives in the inner cities all across America. For the modern day graffiti writer it is a contemporary relative to the subway cars of the 70’s and 80’s, which helped spark the explosion of graffiti. In a state of eminent relocation, they assemble a disjointed gallery of ceaseless unrest, a perfect canvas for any opportunistic graffiti artist. In an attempt to keep trucks looking new, many owners will opt to give a graffiti writer permission to assume control over these plots of valuable real estate in the urban landscape. 

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