This week is Gay Pride Week. This mural is to honor local drag queen Juanita More. There are different events happening in the City with the parade taking place on Sunday June 25th beginning at 10:30 on Market at Main ending at 8th St by UN Plaza.
J Manuel Carmona is a Mexican American who recently was awarded a MFA from the Academy of Art and been active in the LGBT Community.
This mural is one of 16 public works painted at hospitals and children’s centers around the world during the artist’s lifetime. Painted in one day, the mural incorporates cartoon characters and animals inspired by the artist’s childhood drawings. When
South of Market Childcare Center (SOMACC) lost its lease and moved to a new location in September 2006, the mural was dismantled and was on view at Deitch Projects in 2010.
Once in a while an image of this flamboyant Spanish surrealist artist makes his appearance on the SF Streets. He personality and actions were as colorful as his art. He knew no boundaries chiefly a painter but also into sculpture, printmaking, fashion, advertising, writing and surprisingly filmmaking. He died in 1989 but he lives beyond art museums as the streets will testify.
“The fact that I myself, at the moment of painting, do not understand my own pictures, does not mean that these pictures have no meaning; on the contrary, their meaning is so profound, complex, coherent, and involuntary that it escapes the most simple analysis of logical intuition.”