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San Francisco Artist Zoltron Exhibits APOCALYPSE WHEN? On Haight & Ashbury And It's Spectacular!

Updated: May 5, 2023

By The Big Magazine Staff

If you are in the San Francisco area, don't sleep on Zoltron's closing event for his latest art exhibit APOCALYPSE WHEN? this coming Saturday and Sunday (May 6 and 7) on California's most famous counter culture corner of Haight and Ashbury.

Photos of San Francisco Artist Zoltron Exhibits APOCALYPSE WHEN? On Haight & Ashbury - photos courtesy of Josh Keppel @joshkeppel

Zoltron, the bay area's own anonymous art-bomber, has cross-pollinated art and commerce, opening a 3 week retail experience unlike any other.

The show features Zoltron’s never-seen-before Foo Fighters bronze dead-head pilot statue and his iconic character Sue Nami will make her appearance as a life-sized resin cast displayed on a toxic waste container alongside recent serigraphs, letterpress prints, and limited-edition acid blotters.

Zoltron’s never-seen-before Foo Fighters bronze dead-head pilot statue on display for a limited time - Photo courtesy of Josh Keppel @joshkeppel

Peter McQuaid, formerly the chief executive officer of Grateful Dead Productions, and until re-

cently executive director of the Haight Street Art Center, is at the heart of the Gallery 1506 project.

Peter McQuaid is excited about the exhibit, “It’s unlike any other scene – it’s the corner of Haight and Ashbury! There are going to be thousands of people exposed to Zoltron for the first time.”

Apocalypse When? follows on the heels of a hot residency by Stanley Mouse, one of the big five of San Francisco’s great rock and roll poster designers. Gallery 1506 is in San Francisco Heritage's historic Doolan-Larson building, which stands at the epicenter of alternative San Francisco, the bohemian heart of hip, the most famous address in the freewheeling and freethinking world.

Zoltron has caught the attention of elite collectors. Mutual Art’s magazine featured him in their

“Emerging Markets” section. London’s Victoria and Albert Museum collects Zoltron’s posters for

their historic significance and exhibits of his work have been held in Paris, Los Angeles, and

New York. San Francisco’s own de Young Museum, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art,

Boston Museum of Fine Art, and the US Library of Congress own collections of his iconic posters.

Fun Fact: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives possess over forty Zoltron seri-


Photo of Zoltron seriagraph's of Iggy Pop, Blondie, and Primus - Courtesy of Zoltron

ZOLTRON'S APOCALYPSE WHEN? Art exhibit and pop up shop

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday (May 6 and 7)

TIME: 1pm PST - 6pm PST

WHERE: Gallery 1506 located in SF Heritage's Doolan-Larson building at 1506 Haight Street

(at Ashbury) in San Francisco

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