Museu Berardo
Bacalhôa Vinhos de Portugal
Fundação Berardo

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 Rigo,  (1966 - )

Hooked On Dispair, 1992

Acrylic on canvas;
810 x 205 cm
21st Century

UID 100-1050


Rigo 23 (also known as Rigo, for example, Rigo 95), born (1966) Ricardo Gouveia, is a Portuguese muralist, painter, and political artist residing in San Francisco, California. He is known particularly in the San Francisco community for having painted a number of "one way" sign murals, such as the "One Tree" mural on the US-101 onramp at 10th and Bryant Streets, or the "Sky/Ground" mural at 3rd and Mission Streets. He is one of the founding members of Clarion Alley Mural Project collective and is still an active member as of 2006. He has also designed several installations as part of the 2006 Liverpool Biennnial. He is considered by some art critics and curators to be part of the first generation of the San Francisco Mission School art movement. Rigo was born and raised on the Portuguese island of Madeira. He later established himself as an artist in San Francisco, earning a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 1991 and an MFA from Stanford University in 1997. From 1984-2002, Rigo used the last two digits of the current year as part of his name, finally settling upon "23" in 2003.

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