Greetings from the caretaker's kitchen on this foggy afternoon. I am drawing a tribute to some of my favorite artists who painted the murals here at Coit Tower in the 1930's. Soundtrack is "Warlord Leather" by Earl Sweatshirt and Action Bronson, produced by the Alchemist.
I love to visit Italy, but I HATE to leave @mrsbrowncatfish back at home.
Back in Milano celebrating our forth anniversary, for the third year in a row, in one of our favorite cities in the world. More love than words can describe for my better half @mrsjaydefish. Thanks to @Gucci for her invitation to today's runway show. ❤️🐟🐟❤️
"Turf War" ink on paper, 9/17/17
As new coyotes move up to Telegraph Hill in the night, there is a power struggle for real estate. Cameras have recorded coyotes trekking across the city from the presidio and across the Golden Gate Bridge up to Telegraph Hill in the wee hours of the night.
"The Coit Artists" was drawn with ink on paper, in the caretaker's kitchen, on a foggy day in mid September, and was inspired by a selection of the artists who covered Coit Tower in these timeless fresco murals. The majority of these artists either attended or taught at my alma mater. The oldest art school on the west coast, The California School of Fine Arts, which later became SFAI. Very proud to be chilling with their ghosts. Thanks to Coit Tower historian Rory O'Connor for the knowledge.
The Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) was a program to employ artists, as part of the New Deal, during the Great Depression. The Coit Tower murals were funded by this project. It has been an honor and a pleasure to draw and chill where some brilliant artists created these amazing frescos nearly 80 years ago.