Articles tagged with: Graffiti
San Francisco art lovers have spent the past week in something of a treasure hunt. A covert British graffiti artist, world renowned for spray-painting stenciled images that frequently come with a political or social message, has been leaving his mark at six locations in the city.
According to art lovers and graffiti aficionados who follow his work, it’s the first time “Banksy” has ever paid San Francisco a visit.
On a clear day, you can see clear across San Francisco Bay. The mountain peak you see is Mt. Diablo in Contra Costa County. South San Francisco, the San Francisco International Airport and the United Airlines Maintenance Base are in the foreground.
Read Roy Morlidge’s recap of Sweeney Ridge here. This is the multimedia extra to his story.
The California Beat discovered quite a surprise when we hiked to the top of Sweeney Ridge, a lengthy trail that is part of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in San Mateo County. We found the exact spot where the Portola Expedition discovered San Francisco Bay in 1769, and could pinpoint every one of the main mountain tops in the San Francisco Bay Area. We also found an old Nike Radar missile site, where street artists have transformed the deteriorating structures into canvases for some very unique graffiti. Here are some of the best …