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).
“Occupy” is the word on the streets, and this past Saturday, really early in the morning, I found my first “99%” piece in San Francisco. It would have been easy to walk by it without taking notice, as this time of year the city is extra visually stimulating. (It’s late fall, and we are finally getting “summer” weather, which brings brighter colors and much more light in general to the cityscape.) The words “ninety nine to one” refer to the Occupy Wall Street movement happening in New York City and in other cities across the United States. This paste-up is located on lower Market Street at Second Street, close to the location of #OccupySF camp outside the Federal Reserve Building.