For several years Robert Crumb (better known as R. Crumb) was a central and colorful figure on the Berkeley underground arts scene.
Join us on a brief exploration of the elephants of Berkeley, both three- and two-dimensional.
Let us linger on objects in Berkeley belonging, or appropriate to, a period other than today, especially an object that is conspicuously old-fashioned. Know of others? Give us a shout.
Tom Dalzell talks to the activist and writer who lived in Berkeley at an extraordinary time and was fully engaged in a series of history-changing movements.
Angel Jesus Perez, whose latest work, “Displacement of Beauty and Migration of Gentrification,” is on Alcatraz, is a bright addition to our city’s cadre of muralists.
The careful unpicking of a Berkeley bulletin board plastered with years and years worth of flyers from the early 1980s through the 1990s proves to be a fascinating time capsule.
After years of shunning kitsch, Tom Dalzell recently pivoted and embraced kitsch fully and without qualification as an acceptable manifestation of Quirky Berkeley.
Doug Heine made the safety pin sculpture at 812 Page St. as a symbol of resistance to #45. His own home across the street has an airplane crashing into it.
For 40 years, Tyler Hoare has been using the Bay as his gallery, gifting us with planes, pirate and Viking ships.
A person who wants a little more quirk in their home couldn’t do better this weekend than visiting the sale. Same for a person who wants a lot more quirk in their home.
You will see far more fancifully painted doors in Berkeley than in most cities. Here are just a few of them.
In the 1990s, Sheri Tharp saw a wooden picket designed by Charles Sayers in 1942. She liked it so much she and her students carved a few, and now her house has a fence.