Between a Rock and an Abandoned Theater

It looks like following the big brouhaha over Gallery Heist's early decision to have Gaia paint over the Lazer Cat mural, the gallery has decided to push forward with their Divisadero mural project.  The latest was put up over the last week by 20-year-old Henry Gunderson featuring lots of tinfoil, some wood, and a seesaw we sadly cannot play on.

(first photo by Herney Gunderson)

UPDATE: that didn't take long…

Aggressive Panhandler has the update.

Comments (7)

Ok, that pretty much sucks ass.

That isn’t a commentary on the new art, rather the idiots that signed off on the replacement.


Look, I wholeheartedly agree that Hype can suck a dump. Butt…. that Gunderson mural kind of sucks too. I mean c’mon, I’ve seen hobo art with a lot more heart and effort than that piece of garbage nailed to a wall.

Here are some photos from Heist Gallery, showing “child prodigy” Henry Gunderson painting his mural that went up over Hype, who painted on a blank wall, which was painted by Heist Gallery over Laser Kitties when the Bulls went up:

The Heist Gallery Blog also informs that Julianne Yates and
“Gallery Heist has procured this wall in addition to their wall on Geary & Leavenworth and will continue to secure walls throughout San Francisco to serve as an extension of ongoing exhibitions curated at Gallery Heist ”

So it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect to see more beefs like this popping up as Julianne Yates and Heist Gallery continue to “secure walls” that currently sport graffiti and turn them into marketing devices for their business.

The good news is more art for everyone. Layers and layers of it.
Some of it will be “procured” and “secured” and some of it won’t be.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: This is why we can’t have nice things, people!

Tagger scumbags. I hope they get cancer and then die in a fire.

no more laser kitties ?!?!?! That seesaw sucks.

That tagger sucks.