Air Presto by Nike
The “Air Presto” by Nike is a shoe released in the year 2000. The shoe was first started to get designed in 1996 by Tobie Hatfield, Kevin Hoffer, and Bob Mervan. The shoe is made out of plastic, fabric, and paint. The shoe is a very popular shoe as it was re-released in 2016. The shoe was first acquired by SFMOMA in 2001. Tinker Hatfield the designer of this shoe has also designed other popular nike shoes including the Air Jordan 3 all the way through the Air Jordan 15.
All Star Smooth by Converse
The “All Star Smooth” by Converse is a shoe designed in 1999. Converse is one of the most famous shoe brands in the world and it’s been around for over a hundred years. The shoe was acquired by SFMOMA in 2001. The shoe is made out of plastic, synthetic leather, synthetic fabric, and foam. The shoes is currently not on view at the museum.
She was born in San Francisco ,January 31st 1953
Her artwork has been displayed in many cities[San Francisco,Los Angeles,Kyoto]
The Earthquake Damage to Union Street, by Willard E. Worden
Throughout this paper I am going to talk about The Earthquake Damage to Union Street, by Willard E. Worden which was made in 1906. The main idea of this paper is to explain the main idea of this beautiful artwork that Willard made. First, this artwork was made by gelatin silver print. This piece of artwork is showing the damage that an earthquake made in San Francisco during the 1906s. This artwork is representational because is base on true story which is the history of San Francisco.
Golden Gate, San Francisco Number 669 From the Pacific by Carleton E Watkins
Watkins decided to make his artwork in 1867 with albumen silver print. In this artwork Watkins is trying to show how the western city have risen from western town to imperial city. In back in the day buildings were 2 stories wood and brick buildings but now the buildings are much bigger.
This artwork is representational because is based on the real world. From what I know this artwork is well represented because it's showing how San Francisco had become a big city and one of the important cities to the United States. The artwork is connected to the city of San Francisco when there wasn't that many buildings. The artwork is significant because it's showing the old San Francisco. The artist is significant as well because he went through a historical change to San Francisco.
Log and Golden Gate Bridge - Pirkle Jones 1968
The artist Mr. Jones, was born in Louisiana and became a documentary photographer. Around the age 17, he realized his passion was for photography when he purchased a Kodak Brownie. He would constantly admire photography of migrant workers and was interested in the Black Panthers party. After World War II, he took photography class at California School of Fine Arts. He had mentors, Ansel Adams and Minor White that influenced him and helped him develop talent. They weren't only mentors to him but also artists. He ended up also teaching at San Francisco Art Institute until 1994.
“Log and Golden Gate Bridge” was printed on 1968 and made out of gelatin silver print. Mr. Jones took this beautiful photograph because the Golden Gate Bridge is a very popular landmark in San Francisco.
White Angel Breadline, San Francisco
White Angel was a name that Lois Jordan gave herself while she ran a soup kitchen. The kitchen gave to those without a job and those without the necessities of life. All of the food that was given out to those people were all donations. Over the course of three years she had fed over one million people who unfortunately had to live during the Great Depression. Dorothea Lange with her brother Martin looked around to take pictures around San Francisco. Everywhere she looked there were lines of people who were in need of the basic necessities to live. She then stopped to take a picture of a certain breadline.
This piece depicts many people in line for much needed food. In the center of the picture is a man who is facing the opposite direction as everyone else in the line. You cannot see his eyes but you can see a frown on his face. He looks very hopeless which very much makes sense for people during that period in time. It was very hard to live back then with most people having no job to pay the bills or put food on the table for even a small family.