Barry McGee
The artist is an art school graduate also known by his street name, Twist. He has been working on the streets of San Francisco, his native city, since the mid 1980's. His images continue to endure on walls, mailboxes and other surfaces despite the continuous campaign of public authorities to paint them out. The artist earned street credibility through years of refusing to show his work in museums and commercial galleries, but evidently that posture is no longer appropriate.