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Napster Founder Sean Parker Pays $4.4 Million for Ai Weiwei Sculpture

Tech entrepreneur Sean Parker, founder of Napster and founding president of Facebook, isn't shy about flaunting his estimated $2.7 billion fortune. 

Take a Walking Tour of the Mission's Vibrant Street Art

In the neighborhood with the highest concentration of street art in San Francisco, the Mission’s cultural heritage may be best viewed through the work of its artists. The alleys here are gateways to discovery, where guerrilla "galleries" weave a colorful tapestry of influences and creative expression.

The Next Gen: Meet the Bay Area's Most Promising MFA Grads This Year

The Bay Area is home to some fine masters programs for artsy types, all working to be the next generation of masters in their fields. Each Spring, we get a look at the best and brightest graduates via fashion shows and various exhibitions. Here we've selected our favorites from this year's graduating pool. The winners were chosen for their concepts, execution, and general awesomeness. Join us in wishing them luck in their next adventure! 

Woodcut Artist Tom Killion Captures the Magic of the California Coast

A new exhibition, California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry and History, is the best reason to visit the San Francisco Public Library this May.

Property Porn: Bestselling Author Ellen Sussman's $5.5M Los Altos Home

New York Times bestselling author Ellen Sussman is moving to Sebastopol. She's put her Los Altos home on the market and, boy oh boy, it's a writer's paradise.

Last Minute Plans: Public Bikes Warehouse Sale, Open Studios & A Pie Social

Wheel and deal at Public Bikes spring warehouse sale at Jack London Square; peruse the work of 73 local artists at Studio 17; and get your pie eatin' on.

Jewelry Artist Faye Kendall Says Horsehair Is a Must-Wear

Faye Kendall

When it comes time to add a new accessory to our treasure trove, we are consistently in want of Faye Kendall's creations. Since 2013, the NorCal sculptor has held our hearts on a string with her unusual necklaces made of horsehair, glazed ceramic, brass, bone and leather. It's wearable art—in a good way, we swear—that works perfectly with eclectic San Francisco wardrobes. 

Check Out SFAI's Electrifying New Installation

“I hope the viewer experiences a wide range of emotions, from thrilling to disturbing,” says artist Doug Hall, 70, whose sizzling installation, The Terrible Uncertainty of the Things Described, will be on display in the SF Art Institute’s Walter and McBean Galleries.

Sébastien and Julie Lépinard Preserve a Rare Banksy in Their New SF Gallery

Carving out a gallery within their Jackson Square investment firm, Julie and Sébastien Lépinard, under the threat of a ho-hum paint roller, christened the space instead with street art from British graffiti activist Banksy. Haight Street Rat, stenciled on the exterior redwood planks of a Haight-Ashbury inn, was painstakingly extricated and is now displayed in a window at the couple's new gallery, 836M.

Cisco Home Reopens, Art Opening at Rare Device, Be Mine Fashion Show, and More

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