William T. Wiley, art's great old hippie, has been both revered and ridiculed. A leading proponent of the Bay Area Funk School that also included such San Francisco Art Institute cohorts as Robert Arneson and Roy DeForest, Wiley helped pave the way for art to take itself less seriously. And his works -- complicated melds of figurative imagery, often satirical text and personal symbolism -- owe as much to the comic books of his youth as they do to the issues and historical passages that provide, via the media, a constant subtext to... More >>>
"It's Only a Pay Per Moon,"by William T. Wiley,
lithograph and handwork on chamois, 1974.