One of the most enjoyable things about living in the city of San Francisco is how visually dynamic it is. There is simply art everywhere, but not in a way that inundates you. The most interesting pieces are hidden away in nooks and crannies, and many people often overlook the “candy” placed in prominent locations. ART on STREETS highlights this city’s art through the lens of a “Polaroid” camera (except it’s an app on the phone).
This is Lilac Street, a brightly painted alleyway just past Mission Street between 24th and 25th streets. A number of mural projects inhabit this passageway. Today I checked out a memorial piece, located near the end of the block, entitled Kase2 RIP 2011. New York””based artist Kase2, inventor of the Computer Rock style of graffiti letters, and featured in the documentary Style Wars, was an inspiration to many writers in the US and internationally. When news of his death hit the Bay Area, a few SF artists painted this memorial mural for him and his many fans. Kase2 RIP.
Located in Lilac Alley in Association with Mission Art 415.
Artists: Cuba, Mark Bode, Mace1, Anthony G and Nate1.
Detail of Kase2 RIP 2011 (from left to right):