Just my thoughts on the world around me. If you'd like to get published here, please email me.
Get the most out of your visitIn the Spring of 2018, I volunteered for the de Young Museum in San Francisco. It's one of my most favorite museums in the world and a must-visit for San Francisco visitors. Yet, I've seen people struggle to navigate it and not getting the best experience. Here's my short guide on how to get the most out of your visit.
or why art isn't only for the one percenters
How to afford art? This question is not usually posed as a question, rather it comes out as a statement: "I can't afford art", or "Well, when I become super rich", or "I wish I could afford original art". Art historically has been classified as a "luxury item". We think of Victorian kings and queens, super expensive Sotheby's auctions or well-known masters displayed in the best museums in the world. In this blog post, I'll try to argue with myself or maybe even convince you that art can be made affordable. Please choose to agree or completely disagree with me. Your comments are welcome.
A land forgotten, a land discovered
Most people in the San Francisco Bay Area have never heard of this part of the city. Some who lived in the city for a while want to disown it and avoid coming here at all costs. For them, Hunters Point is off-limits. It's a ghetto. Its projects. It's a toxic no man's land. It simply doesn't fit into that stereotypical image of San Francisco. It's not hippie, it's not hipster, it's not techie, it's not a coastal paradise. Hunters Point history has too many pages that many want to forget. Yet Hunters Point is perhaps more intimate, more personal, more real San Francisco than Mission, Fishermans Wharf, Coit Tour, or Alcatraz. I would like to introduce you to my neighborhood, my San Francisco.
An intro to the Art World
In March 2019, I felt restless at home. I travelled to 9 countries in 2018, but stayed put in California so far. I went on Kayak.com, looked up on the airfare prices to Hong Kong and what do you know, it was only $500 roundtrip. So I decided to visit Art Basel Hong Kong and Art Central. Two of the largest Art Fairs in Asia. Here's a short video from the inforgettable week in Hong Kong. This was my first introduction to the world of fine art