ALCATRAZ

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Ai Wei Wei’s remote installation on Alcatraz finalized and expected to open Next fall

We are excited by the latest news about San Francisco gallerist, Cheryl Haines’  organizing a site-specific installation on Alcatraz by  the prominent Chinese activist-artist, Ai Weiwei. Ai, who is forbidden from leaving China, has been commissioned by the For-Site Foundation, which will help develop a 6 part installation on the Rock, based on information Haines has delivered to his studio in Beijing.  “At Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz,” which will touch on the history of imprisonment on the island, will run from Sept. 27, 2014, through April 26, 2015. They are anticipating at least 1.5million views of the free show based on the number of visitors who visit the island each year.

Site specific installation will take place at various parts of the island that are like this:

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New Jeremy Fish T-shirt Designs from Superfishal released by Upper Playground

Longtime Upper Playground accomplice and Chief Instigator of superFishal, Jeremy Fish presents 5 images from his Where Hearts Get Left show. Available for the first time as T-shirt graphics, these designs pay tribute to core elements of Bay Area life, past and present. From The Bikers to The Beats, from Lower Haight to The Rock, its hard not to love SF, even the Pigeons are fans!

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San Francisco Heritage Preservation Society x Upper Playground presents ‘The Alcatraz Mugs’

The San Francisco Heritage Preservation Society pays homage to the notorious island penitentiary of Alcatraz with this double “mug” set. The Alcatraz Mugs feature two of the prison’s most infamous jailbirds, “Al” and the “Birdman”. Originally a military prison, then a federal slammer, “The Rock” closed in 1963, but will remain a Bay Area treasure forever.

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