When I first moved to San Francisco almost ten years ago now, I started noticing the art of Margeret Kilgallen around town. I loved her over-sized ladies and the simple lines and colors she used in her pieces. Her art reminded me of old circus signs. I was so sad to hear of her passing in 2001, she remains well loved and acknowledged, especially here in the Bay Area. It's been a slow morning for me with lots of time spent getting lost on the world wide web. I got sucked into a street art tunnel and stumbled across this excerpt from a PBS documentary made about Margaret.
I'm also a fan of Barry Mcgee, who was married to Margaret. I love this clip from Beautiful Losers, which I can't wait to see in its entirety.
The trailer for Beautiful Losers.