"From the deconstructed superheroes of Aaron Noble to the politic salvos of Balmy Alley, the artistic legacy of the Mission District is rich enough to draw comparisons to both New York's East Village and Paris' Left Bank. Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo, a newly published and staggeringly beautiful monograph, is the ultimate testimony."
"Mission Muralismo might be the most important book ever compiled on San Francisco art."
"San Francisco's Mission District boasts a greater concentration of street art than any other neighborhood in the world. You'll get a glimpse of this here in over 500 archival and contemporary photographs. Neighborhood native and 'mural aficionado', Carlos Santana, provides the introduction to this colorful and at times, moving tour of cultural commentary. You'll see R. Crumb and Diego Rivera depicted here, along with a range of other talented street artists."
"This book makes me want to go back to that neighborhood and stay awhile and walk those streets again, but slowly, as if walking through a museum."
"This is Mission Muralismo, a book edited by Annice Jacoby. Its got hundreds of pages of big, glossy photos of all the best of Mission street art sprinkled with thoughtful essays. Its contributors include Mission barrio luminaries like R. Crumb, Shepard Fairey, las Mujeres Muralistas, Neckface and Rigo."
"Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo is a marvelous volume that honors the agora, the marketplace of ideas that's open all night. Citizen-artists reclaiming the dead husks of the City's enclosures with gestures of presence, difference, and autonomy, turning the buildings inside out... That's now where the true Art is. Here is the real "popular" culture, speaking Truth to Power, and giving it away for free.
Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo so convincingly affirms the notion of Beauty as useless without the trace of Truth. This voluptuous volume suggests a thousand ways (forward), towards a fusion of those ultimately inseparable categories, Art and Life. Like the breath-taking visions it documents (reproduces), this book is monumental, yet filled with secret knowledge and histories.
Who would have guessed that these mean streets could be the home for such luscious beauty and such aesthetic transcendence? As promise showed at the Other Cinema Sneak Preview in May Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo is a handsome book of beautiful pictures."
"This book captures the essence of San Francisco: community, diversity, color and expression. It's a city that belongs to its artists, and this book feels that way too. I've always felt that street art is a means to awaken people to their surroundings. "Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo" shows not only how these artists used the streets to engage their community but also how their art can still, to this day, illuminate the time and place in which it was created."