The street art of the Mission has been infiltrating other parts of the City. Downtown of course gets sidewalk sprays – but I don’t count most of them because they seem to be attempts at viral advertising. I’m seeing sidewalk graffiti in Castro and Noe Valley these days – of the classic “Mission Type.” And for a while now murals have been seen more and more around Haight Street around Fillmore. Or maybe all over Haight Street but I get more to the Lower Haight – because of course of Memphis Minnies and Rosamunde Sausage Grill. Which – by the way – has leased a large restaurant space over on Mission past 24th Street now. I can’t wait to see what that turns out to be like!
I would guess the mural art in the Lower Haight is more influenced by the artists who do Upper Playground, and even the Gamma Go artists. Here are some recent examples from the area: