As you know in the early 1970 there were no video cameras, satellite trucks, Facebook, Youtube or Twitter. News worthy events were shot entirely on 16mm film, rushed to be chemically processed, hand spliced and edited to be shown on the 5 o’clock news. While researching the early Street Artists Movement, I recently discovered fifty 16mm TV News films chronicling the Street Artist’s hearings, protests and arrests that were shown once, maybe twice, and have been in storage for over 40 years. These films show an accurate timeline of the 1970s political landscape that the nonviolent Street Artists navigated thru. Our goal will allow these films to be digitized and posted on the internet as the San Francisco Street Artists Movement Collection.
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The 1970s San Francisco Street Artists Movement Kickstarter Film Project
In the 1970s this is what happened to Artists who sold their Art on the Streets of San Francisco.
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During the 1970s some San Francisco merchants and so-called liberal politicians were quoted in the San Francisco newspapers referring to Street Artists as “parasites”,”hippie element”, “unfair competition” and insisted that they be arrested repeatedly. One Arts Commissioner upon hearing that the Arts Commission would be tasked to oversee the Street Artists stated that it was a “demeaning imposition” on the Arts Commission. Further stating: “It’s a matter of a public nuisance, not of artistic judgment.”
What is the San Francisco Street Artists Movement Kickstarter Project attempting to accomplish?
Please view our rewards page where some past and present Street Artists have donated their art to the cause and help us reach our 5K goal and make the 1970s San Francisco Street Artists Movement come back to life. This project will only be funded if at least $5,000 is pledged by .
Please check out my 1970s San Francisco Street Artists Movement Kickstarter Film project at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/444916457/the-1970s-san-francisco-street-artists-movement?ref=nav_search
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Any and all pledges are very much appreciated.