Created by Stephanie Syjoco, Shadowhop is a temporary exhibit in the 5th floor galleries of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, a giftshop within the museum unrelated to the official museum giftshop (she does a much better job of explaining it here). With everything priced between $1-$250 (most works between $1-$50), and the participating artists taking home 100% of their sales, Shadowshop is a unique, and uniquely fun, experience for both artists and customers. The inventory of the shop has changed constantly over the past five months, with limited-edition works selling out and new works and artists being added all the time. The images above are some of my favorites, but please don't be upset if you go to Shadowshop and they're not available! When I was perusing the goods, I noticed some amazing handmade pinatas, and by the time I was ready to check-out the entire limited-edition run of the pinatas had sold out! The Shadowshopper site features many of the products, both past and present, with fascinating descriptions and discussions- it's a great place to discover new artists if you're unable to make it to the shop itself, closing forever on May 1st! A few of my favorites (again, these might not still be available!):
- The Thank You Have A Nice Day "chinatown chic" shopping bag from Julie W. Chang
- A Mediated Living Box containing a photo and tiny sculptures by Kelly Lynn Jones
- Handpainted striped dessert plates by Leah Rosenberg
- Respect Yourself silkscreened print by Nathan Lynch.