Lots of news from San Francisco of late. Wanxin Zhang sent us this great photo of him with fellow sculptor, and good friend, Manuel Neri. Neri is a long-time favorite of Turner Carroll, and a storied Bay Area artist having studied with art world legends Richard Diebenkorn and Elmer Bischoff. Neri was also a big part of the influential Six Gallery with compatriots Joan Brown, Jay DeFeo and Bruce Conner.
Hung Liu’s wine labels for Imagery Estate Winery are also making the rounds. We found this image on www.thesavory.com. According to the article by Ross Gardiner “The added attention given by the artwork has certainly helped to make them standout from the crowd. Every vintage of every variety has label art commissioned by the winery. Healdsburg-based artist Bob Nugent provided the original paintings, and since then has acted on a full-time basis as the curator. The winery has commissioned over 400 pieces of art to date, and receives over 200 requests per year to show art on their bottles.”