The Writing’s on the Wall

Barry McGee from Damiani

The San Francisco art scene was one of the creative anomalies of the last decade. Ignored by the mainstream art world, it was a place where artists flocked to reinvent their creative language. Graffiti writer Barry McGee, aka Twist, was at the head of what became known as the Mission School art movement. This cult figure, at one time more familiar with illegally painting the city’s streets, has shown his vibrant paintings, trashed car installations and motorized sculptures at international museums including the Fondazione Prada. McGee is now the subject of a new monograph from Damiani, available at the end of the month.

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