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Robert M. Leon Memorial Fund

It is with profound sadness that HASF announces the passing of Robert M. Leon on March 22, 2021.

Robert was a Board Member of the Haight Ashbury Street Fair (HASF) since 1979 and served as the Executive Director/Producer from 2007 – 2019. In June 2019, Robert was awarded a Certificate of Honor from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in recognition of his commitment in Community Arts & Events.

Through his community involvement Robert had the opportunity to meet many people and build relationships that meant a lot to him.

We have set up a GoFundMe fund raiser for Robert’s final arrangements. Any contribution you can find in your heart to make would be greatly appreciated. On behalf of Robert’s friends and family, we are grateful for your support.


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What is Blotter Art?

Blotter Art is one of Underground America's most important (and misunderstood) forms of folk art! In the early 1970s Blotter Acid Art began to make an appearance on the streets of San Francisco. Shortly after, iconic images began to make their way onto the Blotter Paper. The logo could have been professionally printed or have been a rubber stamp of some freaky image. Today, Blotter Art is a highly collectable form of artwork. It has transcended the underground and is available to art lovers worldwide.

Jolly Roger ( S. Clay Wilson ) - (7.5 x 7.5 one sided art and perforated)

Price: $37.00

Jolly Roger based on the Skull and Crossbones designed by the alternative artist S. Clay Wilson. Each square contains a single skull image and a larger outline has been imposed over the top. This sheet is from the Mark McCloud collection.

All 4 pieces have light damage and creases, purchase's are non- refundable or purchase as is.

Condors in the Electro Magnetic Field - (7.5 x 7.5 one sided art and perforated)

Price: $37.00

Skull Lowrider - (7.5 x 7.5 one sided art and perforated)

Price: $27.00

Red Dragon - (4 x 4 one sided art, vintage and non - perforated)

Price: $12.00

Cherubs - (10 x 6.5 one sided art, un-cut and perforated)

Price: $62.00

Leary Profile - (7.5 x 7.5 one sided art and perforated)

Price: $92.00

This piece is known as Leary Profile. This was issued at a time when Leary knew that his death was fairly imminent. It shows a detailed, full size profile image of Tim, imposed upon a background of "smi2le" and other images. The term "smi2le" stand for a theory of Leary's: "Space Migration=intelligence2x life extension". Other images superimposed on the Leary profile include a the image of death on his left shoulder, which in turn is printed on "skulls" which are based upon famous alternative artist S. Clay Wilson`s "Jolly Roger" icon. The musical notes which appear on his face are from another of Tim`s favourite blotter pieces.