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Arts Bombast: Evolution of Social Serigraphy in San Francisco

So, I just got home from the Raincoats show, which was pretty ACE.  All-female, SF-based lo-fi outfit Grass Widow opened, and returned to the stage during the encore to join the Raincoats in singing classic songs “Fairytale at the Supermarket” and “Lola.”  It was all pretty damn charming.

Moving on to: POSTERS.  Posters are one of the most historically political, inherently democratic forms of visual art.  In the 1960s and ’70s, the Bay Area was the ultimate hub for the emerging art of serigraphy.

I love how all of these particular ones are slightly grotesque or morbid. More spectacular images as well as HISTORY and analysis are to be found here and also here.

2 comments on “Arts Bombast: Evolution of Social Serigraphy in San Francisco

  1. Peggy White
    May 26, 2012

    The End the Air War and Vacaville posters came out of the East Bay Media Collective in the early 1970s. The artists were Doug Lawler (End the Air War) and Peggy White (Vacaville).

    • ribbonaroundabomb
      May 28, 2012

      Awesome! Thanks for the info! The Vacaville one by Peggy White is my favorite.

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