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Exhibition Art in Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times

Art Hazelwood (b. 1961). San Francisco Eviction Times (iPhone) from Gaceta Callejera series, 2013–2014. Screenprint. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. © Art Hazelwood, used by permission (011.01.00)
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Updating Posada

Created for the 100th anniversary of printmaker José Guadalupe Posada's death, Art Hazelwood's print places a Posada calavera (skeleton) on a phone screen with the words Gaceta Callejera (Street Gazette). Below, a money-chasing landlord is tethered to the Grim Reaper. This screenprint is part of a series responding to gentrification and evictions in San Francisco tied to booming tech industries. In the spirit of Posada, Hazelwood and fellow artist Patrick Piazza printed their broadside-style artworks on the street and handed them out for free.

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