'Sister Bear' by fnnch, 2021
24 x 18 Inches
61 x 45.7 Centimeters
Archival pigment print on archival cotton rag fine art paper.
Limited Edition of 150 (#54/150)
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist.
ABOUT THE ART
I am thrilled to announce a new fundraising release — Sister Bear — that is being done in partnership with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. 50% of sales will be donated to The Sisters.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are an institution in San Francisco and have expanded to cities around the globe. Since 1979 they have devoted themselves to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and promoting human rights, respect for diversity, and spiritual enlightenment.
The Sisters are, for the uninitiated, drag queen nuns. Above is their most prominent member, Sister Roma (in a photo by Sister Gooch). While The Sisters are known for Hunky Jesus and Foxy Mary, annual traditions in Dolores Park, they are primarily a grassroots community organization, giving grants and support to other groups working on the frontlines of tolerance and human rights.
Like many organizations, their ability to fundraise has been severely impacted by COVID-19, and this sale will fund their next grant cycle. When you think of what makes the culture of San Francisco so cool, The Sisters come to mind. It was an honor to work with them on the Sister Bear.
fnnch believes art is for everyone. Only 5% of the Bay Area’s residents and visitors tour its modern art museums. Street art and murals are art for the other 95%, acting to inspire and engage them with the arts. When fnnch moved to San Francisco, he became obsessed with street art but felt there were not enough people pushing the art form forward. Deciding to be the change he wanted to see in the world, he hit the streets with multi-layered stencils and spray paint.
Since then he has built a strong social media presence with over 62,000 followers on Instagram, has been featured on the cover of the SF Chronicle and by brands like J.Crew, TOMS Shoes, and Benefit Cosmetics, and has had gallery shows in San Francisco and Los Angeles. His art can be found in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Hoboken, Miami, Chicago, St. Louis and Tel Aviv.