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Art Head

Met these fellows while strolling around the neighborhood. Thought ye olde “head on a pike” went out with Cromwell. These street art-heads are likely the result of a late night inspiration rather than overthrowing a monarchy. But in Berkeley, you never know. (Spotted near College and Ashby atop former parking meter poles.)

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Sonoma’s Underground Public Art Movement

Though Sonoma boasts a statue here, a mural there, the Valley’s relative dearth of public art may account for an increasingly apparent faction of rogue artists who have come to fill the void. Aesthetic renegades, Sonoma is their canvas, though the DNA of their work is a complex, if often controversial, double helix of graffiti […]

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5 Reasons to Applaud Damien Hirst

English artist Damien Hirst has weathered controversy, critics and the unenviable task of fitting the corpse of a 14-foot tiger shark into a vat of formaldehyde. And still, there are five additional reasons to applaud him. 1. A two-day auction at Sotheby?s auction house dubbed ?Beautiful Inside My Head Forever? cut out the middleman ? […]

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An Animated John Lennon Interview with a 14 Year-Old

In my early teens, I received John Lennon’s Skywriting By Word of Mouth, a posthumously published anthology of poems, stories, riffs and drawings that continued the ear- and eye-candy Dada established in Spaniard in the Works and tunes like I Am The Walrus. The book had all of the anarchy, but none of the angst, […]