Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturday scenes and scenery:
Mission street food -- on the walls!

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Last week I posted photos of some of the neighborhood food vendors. Here's how they appear when rendered as art by Francisco Aquino (aka Twick) in a new mural at 23rd Street and Capp.

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The strawberry seller looks wary, just as his counterpart usually does in real life.

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That apron looks like this hot dog vendor might go for having a union.

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Aquino's Mission Street not only boasts a flower seller -- there's also a "Hope Cafe."

The soft gauzy style in which the vendors are rendered makes a nice change from some of the Mission's trite political murals.

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Around the corner, the artist indulged his own more baroque, Mayan-influenced imagination.

The whole project is an effort at graffiti prevention according to the property management, much encouraged by the San Francisco Arts Commission.

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