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Sam Flores @ FIFTY24SF Gallery + Zippy Zippo Special Release

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Sam Flores "Lion and the Lamb" @ FIFTY24SF Gallery opens 12/12/12

Just a reminder, Sam Flores highly anticipated solo exhibtion at our FIFTY24SF Gallery, featuring brand new works from San Francisco-based fine artist, opens Wednesday, December 12 in San Francisco.

Lion marks Flores’ first showing in his hometown in nearly a decade, and his first solo show since 2011′s Cairo exhibition at Articulate Baboon. Flores has long been a collaborator with Upper Playground, with his 12Grain line a staple in our collection every year.

The exhibition opens Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at FIFTY24SF Gallery in San Francisco.

“My new show delves into themes that I touch on a lot in my work,” Flores told us. “The struggle of good and bad light and dark, innocence and evil. I’m taking you to a more rich, colorful world of struggle temptation and hope.”

For more information, contact Gallery@FIFTY24SF.com

Sam Flores
Lion and the Lamb
Opens December 12, 2012.
Closes February 12, 2013.


FIFTY24SF Gallery
218 Fillmore Street

San Francisco, Calfornia

San Francisco Heritage Preservation Society "Zippy Zippo"

Upper Playground and the SF Heritage Preservation Society, together with Bill Griffith, present to you the limited edition Zippy the Zippo. Only 100 made.

Created by American cartoonist, William Jackson Griffith, Zippy the iconic cartoon strip was born in San Francisco in 1970. Zippy The Pinhead, inspired by circus sideshows, was known for his oddly shaped head, polka dot clown suit, and bizarre social commentary. Equipped with a scrambled attention span and healthy diet of ding-dongs and taco sauce, the comic strip chronicled Zippy’s neurotic experience through pop culture.

San Francisco in the 1970’s was a haven for counterculture cartoonists and a hotbed for the underground comic movement led by Last Gasp publishing. The scene gave rise to Griffith as well as a host of other famed cartoonists such as Robert Crumb, S. Clay Wilson, Spain Rodriguez, and a milieu of others.

Hired by the San Francisco Examiner in 1985, alongside Hunter S. Thompson, Bill Griffith’s Zippy character rose in popularity and soon became a nationally syndicated strip.

Buy it here.

The Heritage Preservation Society would like to pay homage to San Francisco’s historic cartoon culture and one of its most legendary comic strip icons.

Special thanks to Bill Griffith and Last Gasp Publishing.

www.zippythepinhead.com
www.lastgasp.com

Copyright 2012 Upper Playground Enterprises, Inc.

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