San Francisco's Wild History Groove
Swinging in the Shadows (Part Two) 

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A fine documentary of San Francisco... how it felt when Bohemia was still alive.
— Peter Selz, Curator, Author, Professor of Art Emeritus, UC Berkeley

Mavericks of the City by the Bay produced innovative art and spirited poetry---unique to the West Coast

In Northern California, new art and poetry was seen and heard in the coffee houses and bars in San Francisco’s North Beach. Occasionally, these avant-garde individuals opened cooperative galleries and staged their own events.  Living and working in warehouses, storefronts or in old Victorians throughout the city, these spaces became another setting to show work, share ideas, socialize and produce art.

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Overview

The Participants
Epilogue

Jay DeFeo, Wally Hedrick and Joan Brown at the 6 Gallery

Jay DeFeo, Wally Hedrick and Joan Brown at the 6 Gallery

We started it (the 6 Gallery) because no place in the city would show our work.  Now, it’s all gotten kind of myth-like.  But it was a time, in my personal life and in my work, when I felt like I was in-control and out-of control simultaneously and it was a lot of fun—a hell of a lot of fun.
— Wally Hedrick

Photographs by C. R. Snyder

 
Chris MacLaine Photograph by Gui (de Angulo) Mayo

Chris MacLaine
Photograph by Gui (de Angulo) Mayo