During 2013, Street Art SF photographed over 1600 pieces of art on the streets of San Francisco and Oakland. They ranged from small stickers and stencils to graffiti characters and large murals and pieces. Most of the art in San Francisco was done during 2013. With major contributions from Fuming Guerilla, Graff Hunter and Nite Owl we were able to cover Oakland with a mix of current and prior years.
Putting aside outside factors beyond our control, like Facebook changing their algorithm, we looked at the number of page views per item on Streetartsf.com as well as the number of likes and re-blogs on tumblr and facebook to determine which pieces were the most popular. Notably there were quite a few artists who were consistent heavy “hitters” but did not have art in top posts. The art is shown in alpha order.
The 16 Most Popular Photos of 2013
Mike Bam and Chor Boogie off Howard Street in San Francisco.
Chicago artists Clam Nation and Lady Lucx and Nice One on Harrison Street in San Francisco.
Eon75 and WAF – Alosta on Laguna @ Haight Street in San Francisco.
Gats in Berkeley.
Geso on Eire Alley @ Folsom in San Francisco.
Goser on Mission Street in San Francisco.
How and Nosm on Turk at Hyde in San Francisco.
Illuminaries on Mission Street in San Francisco.
MPC Crew on Alemany Street @ Seneca in San Francisco.
Andrew Schoultz on York at 24th Street in San Francisco.
Satyr on Leavenworth at Geary in San Francisco.
This piece by Skinner, Jonathan Way Shak and another artist is on Martin Luther King Blvd @28th Street in Oakland. The entire building is covered with art as well as the building across the street.
Subconscious by Teez on Cedar and Larkin Street in San Francisco
Wheat paste by TV with Cheese in the Mission District in San Francisco.
Zio Ziegler at [Freespace] on Mission Street in Soma of San Francisco. Other murals and truck by Ian Ross , Griffin One , Ernest Doty , Eon75 and other artists. Photographer: Scott Hess
Wheat paste by Zoltron on Valencia in San Francisco. It is no longer there.