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Post Bills: Culture and Capital in San Francisco

Cease Fire/Alto al Fuego, Juana Alicia, 1987, at the corner of Mission and 21st street.

Cease Fire/Alto al Fuego, Juana Alicia, 1987, at the corner of Mission and 21st street.

In late 2014 I received an email from the San Francisco Arts Commission that offered a new, temporary category of grants: rent grants for arts organizations. Given the year’s earlier events, the arts commission, which is well known for its funding of public art, arts education and performances, jumping into rent stabilization held an unsurprising but unfortunate tenor. In 2014, the first two institutions in San Francisco to support my work as an artist closed; Marcus Books’ SF store, the oldest black-owned bookstore in the country (which is seeking a new home), and Intersection for the Arts...keep reading here

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