FIFTY24SF GALLERY in association with Upper Playground presents Mark McCloud’s “Take It Acid Is” exhibition opening Friday, June 26th at 7pm. The show features key examples of actual blotter paper from “The Institute of Illegal Images”, the largest private collection of blotter art in the world and a selection of forensic photographic prints from BlotterBarn.com.
“Take It Acid Is” coincides with Grateful Dead’s “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead” concerts June 27th and 28th at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
“This show focuses on the blotter art that I obtained or created through my 50 years of love for The Grateful Dead .” – Mark McCloud
Recognized worldwide as the preeminent collector of LSD art and holding a Masters of Fine Art from UC Davis and two-time National Endowment for the Arts recipient, McCloud has been celebrated, vilified, indicted, acquitted and ultimately conscripted to the annals of psychedelic art history. Mark and his collection have been featured in Vice, National Geographic, Juxtapoz, Beautiful Decay, Cabinet, Salon, SF Weekly, SFAQ and The Bold Italic among others. He continues to acquire and preserve pristine examples of this, both global and Bay Area-centric cultural history to this day from his home in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco. The Golden Road Gallery will also be on hand the night of the opening with an extensive collection of Vanity Blotter for collectors to purchase.
“Take It Acid Is”
Opening Friday, June 26th at 7pm
218 Fillmore St. San Francisco, CA