This past August, San Francisco lost a priceless treasure. Artist Ruth Asawa—best known for her intricate wire sculptures, bronzes, and public works—passed away, leaving an indelible mark on the art world and local history.
Starting today, you can add some flair to your too-sleek-for-school iPad2. Lauded local artist Rex Ray, known for his vividly colored artwork of abstract shapes, has collaborated with SF’s own DODOcase, and the two have just launched a signature series of exclusive designs to jazz up your tablet in a retro-modern fashion.
The Rex Ray iPad2 DODOcase retails for $89.95, but we’re offering one lucky reader the chance to win a signed original. Be the first person to email firstname.lastname@example.org what Rex cites below as one of his favorite projects, and the tablet cover is yours.
Art and retail come together for a good cause just in time for the holidays. Local multimedia artist Maya Hayuk will be customizing and hand-painting 150 pairs of Ray Bans' Wayfarers exclusively for Sunglass Hut, with 50 one-of-a-kind pairs available at the San Francisco store. Inspired by a range of subjects—from chandeliers, holograms and Mexican woven blankets to Ukrainian Easter eggs, crystal healing lights and time travel—now’s your chance pick up your own pair of these collectible shades while they last.
You can find the work of local artist Brian Barneclo throughout the city, from Nopa (the restaurant) to the Mission. Brian will be releasing his new signed edition, a 18" x 24" four color silkscreen print of "Peep's Corner" for $100! Pick one up this Thursday night at Rye, where the artist will also be introducing new original paintings.