” I believe it was Steven who actually initiated hippie dress in San Francisco, before it was fashionable.”
San Francisco Artist
Steven Arnold began the series from which this example is drawn in late 1974, shortly after his return from Spain, where he worked with Salvador Dali on the completion of his Theatre-Museum in Figueres. To see more of this series, and other examples of Arnold’s art, visit our GALLERY page.
This never-before-seen painting is part of a collected body of over 80 surrealist canvases that Steven Arnold painted starting in 1967 in San Francisco, continuing until shortly before his death in 1994 in Los Angeles. For further examples Arnold’s paintings, follow the links listed below.
This rarely seen poster was created in the late 1960s by Steven Arnold for San Francisco filmmaker and scholar Larry Jordan. The producer of this event, The Intersection for the Arts, called simply Intersection here, is still highly active in San Francisco, although now at a new address. During this period, Arnold was also creating posters for the renowned San Francisco nightclub, The Matrix. Follow the text links highlighted in blue in the preceding paragraph and those listed below for more information.
Throughout 1967, Steven created a sizable body of surrealist, psychedelic poster art for the Matrix, a renowned San Fransisco nightclub, which featured regular performances by the likes of The Charlatans, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, The Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company w/ Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, The Doors, Steve Miller Blues Band w/ Boz Scaggs, Santana, and The Velvet Underground. We will be revealing more regularly.