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  • DE YOUNG MUSEUM - SWISSNEX - MERCHANTS OF REALITY

    04.14.17

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    de Young Museum: The Summer of Love Experience - Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll

    Comment by AB: Oodles of posters and photographs dominate the show, but there's also a gratifying array of art, rock & roll, video, memorabilia, light shows and other miscellaneous artifacts. But what made it for me was the fashion. Experience the era in all it's glory (and see a healthy dose of old hippies wandering the corridors as well, a number of them decked out in varying degrees of vintage regalia). Check it out.

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    Jerry Garcia's "Captain Trips" top hat at de Young Museum, Summer of Love.

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    Kickass cosmic crochet by Birgitta Bjerke. Love it.

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    Detail of crochet in above image.

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    So many posters, your head will spin. Including many seminal rarities.

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    The Grateful Dead hangin' out at the corner by Herb Greene.

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    Vintage hippie era buttons.

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    Classic sixties art-- dye on fabric-- by Marian Clayden.

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    Fabulous Nixon pants by Eva Orsini.

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    de Young Museum: Stuart Davis - In Full Swing

    Comment by AB: Stuart Davis blends jazz, dance, lingo, hepcat culture, products, commercialism, industry and more into his vibrant energized characterizations of America. Go see.

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    Art by Stuart Davis at the de Young Museum. Excellent!

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    Stuart Davis art.

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    New York City in art by Stuart Davis.

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    Stuart Davis art.

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    One section of an impressive show - Stuart Davis at the de Young Museum.

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    swissnex San Francisco: !Mediengruppe Bitnik - Desperate times call for desperate measures, lol

    Comment by AB: Satirical installation based on the Ashley Madison hack and subsequent revelation that the large majority of the supposedly available women were bots, here reincarnated as "sexbots". Strike up a chat. Like it.

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    Ashley Madison "sexbots" by !Mediengruppe Bitnik at swissnex San Francisco.

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    Installation view - Ashley Madison "sexbots" by !Mediengruppe Bitnik.

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    The big picture - installation by !Mediengruppe Bitnik.

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    Ashley Madison "sexbots" by !Mediengruppe Bitnik. Strike up a chat.

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    Merchants of Reality: Patricia Pauchnick - Subdivision

    Comment by AB: Patricia Pauchnick goes to town on subdivisions and the land around them. Her embroidered aerial views make my day. Hope to see more from her in the future.

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    Patricia Pauchnick and her embroidered subdivision art at Merchants of Reality.

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    Pinkie cam detail of art in above image (best piece in the show).

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    Art by Patricia Pauchnick.

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    Subdivision art in above image closer.

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    Embroidered art by Patricia Pauchnick at Merchants of Reality.

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