For poster-philes, print lovers, and graphic design appreciators in general, Mission's Gravel & Gold shop is the place to head this Friday for a not-to be-missed poster show from Osborn/Woods. The rich history of the art duo stretches back to the early 1950's, when David Osborn and Charles Woods met during their graduate studies at UC Berkeley. They later moved to the small former mining town of Nevada City, and while creating the colorful lithographs and silk screens for which they've become known, also found time to open up a local museum and run the town's community radio station–no slackers, these two.
Our pick for clutch holiday gift? Give a good print. Most everyone has at least some open space on their walls begging for some art, and with so many talented artists offering them these days, you're bound to find a selection of quality contenders for even the pickiest friends or family on your list.
Tonight (Saturday, Dec. 5th), save yourself the hassle of scouring the internet for just the right piece and head to The Curiosity Shoppe. From 6 to 9PM they'll be celebrating the opening of a new print show from artist Tom Bonauro, entitled Strange States of Matter, in their gallery space. Bonauro's work has been snatched up by the likes of SFMOMA, so pick a print up and you'll be in good company.
If you haven't paid a visit to Tedda Hughes' eponymous shop on Polk Street, you're missing out. The boutique, gallery and artist space is truly one-of-a-kind.
With avant-garde and designer clothing filling the racks, original local artists' work donning the walls, seamstresses helming the sewing machines in the front of the store, and occasionally buskers like firespinners performing out front, this whimsical shop of curiosities is never devoid of creativity.