Peter and I just spent a week in the Bay Area for the opening of an exhibition of his magnificant paintings (more to follow shortly) at the Nelson Gallery at U.C Davis called Poking at Beehives, January 12 - March 18, 2012 http://nelsongallery.ucdavis.edu/. San Francisco was as amazingly beautiful and warmly welcoming as ever. One of my favorite things about S.F. is the incredible assortment of gorgeous street signs in every corner of the city. I've photographed a few on past visits, but this trip we had the time to collect more - a lot more.
They are R E M A R K A B L E :
HOTELS AND MOTELS:
RESTAURANT, CAFES, AND BARS:
UNIONS, BROTHERHOODS, AND CLUBS:
THEATERS AND NIGHTCLUBS:
All this Saussurian San Franciscan synchronic mapping of signs, signifiers, and the signified may reveal that the relationship between a sign and the real-world thing it denotes is merely an arbitrary one.
Perhaps it's time to take these weighty semiotic questions one block over to the Very Quiet Motel Capri and put them to bed!