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Bicicleta Sem Freio Completes New Mural in San Francisco at Hotel Des Arts


Brazilian illustrators Bicicleta Sem Freio finished a new mural at Hotel Des Arts in San Francisco. Curated by Upper Playground, the mural is set in the new ground floor lobby of the hotel and features BSF’s signature bold colors and beautiful female figures. Bringing together two adjacent walls, the bright psychedelic painting is a ‘can’t-miss’ addition to the boutique hotel that features contemporary works of emerging artists from around the world.

Bicicleta Sem Freio is in San Francisco for their first US exhibition “This Is Not A Poster”, presented by Fifty24SF Gallery in association with Upper Playground and JustKids. Opening reception is Friday, May 1st 7pm at Fifty24SF Gallery in Lower Haight.




This Is Not A Poster: Bicicleta Sem Freio Presents First Exhibition in the United States at Fifty24SF Gallery


Fifty24SF Gallery in association with Upper Playground and JUSTKIDS is proud to present “This Is Not A Poster” by Brazilian duo, Bicicleta Sem Freio, opening May 1st 2015.  The exhibition at Fifty24SF Gallery, San Francisco will be their first solo show in the United States.

Recognized worldwide for their expressive line work and warm, vibrant color schemes, the multi talented Brazilian illustrators and muralists, Douglas de Castro and Renato Perreira will showcase original work inspired by their love of Poster Art.

Over the past decade, Bicicleta Sem Freio has been pursued to realize posters for Vampire Weekend, Jurassic 5, Kings of Leon and Beck among many others, and have produced custom work for some of the best musical talents in the industry.  In continuation of their creative output inspired by music, the artists aim to playfully pay visual homage to the Art of music posters by presenting a body of work for fictitious bands and themes.

“The essential idea is that we love posters and we past almost 10 years doing it for local bands and festivals and we wanted to do a show with fake posters with no info, the letterings are only ornamental and don’t mean anything” -BSF

Bicicleta Sem Freio’s signature style, which draws references from their roots in music, Brazilian culture, their love for 80s and pop culture iconography, have been emerging on large-scale public installations all over the world, including one of the largest artist mural in Downtown, Los Angeles just painted last year.

In conjunction to their first ever show in the United States, a second mural is planned for Bicicleta Sem Freio in San Francisco, with more information to be announced soon via Upper Playground.

Exhibition: May 1st – June 15th, 2015

Opening: May 1st, 2015 – 7pm, Artists in Attendance

Fifty24SF Gallery
218 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

For art inquires please contact: gallery@fifty24SF.com

For upcoming details about the show please follow: @fifty24SFgallery, @justkidsofficial, @upperplayground, @bicicletasemfreio