On Monday morning, May 24, a new mural, titled “In Loving Memory of Sylvester – Mighty Real San Francisco Funk”, was dedicated on the Folsom Street wall of the Oasis nightclub.
The mural was painted by local artist Josh Katz, whose work can also be seen on our neighborhood’s handsome themed trash cans, on our Artists’ Spotlight Page, and on his own Website. Josh works primarily as a spray paint muralist and stencil artist, and says he has taken inspiration both from the life and music of Sylvester, and from Oasis itself.
Speakers at the dedication included Josh Katz, Bob Brown, Cal Callahan, D’Arcy Drollinger, Matt Haney, Honey Mahogany, and Reverend Marvin K. White.
You can enjoy this stunning video about the mural, created by videographer Val Eydelman (@vvvitalman).
The LEATHER & LGBTQ Cultural District is proud to have played a role in making this public artwork happen, and looks forward to arranging and funding more inspiring murals for the neighborhood in the coming months. You can view a map of some our District’s other murals here.