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By Hiya Swanhuyser
Kevin Keating was once known far and wide as the Mission Yuppie Eradication Project; he was accused of keying SUVs in the late 1990s to protest gentrification. Most people thought he was making a complicated point in a humorously dramatic manner, but, of course, opinions varied. In a 1999 San Francisco Chronicle article detailing his arrest and the police ransacking of his home, he was portrayed as a poo-smearing criminal, but even Commander Greg Suhr of the Mission Police Station freely admitted that Keating was â€œwell-read and cerebral.â€ Donâ€™t you want to see this guyâ€™s art collection? At â€œDefiant Proclamations,â€ Keating and other interesting, energetic activists such as muralist Mona Caron and painter Hugh Dâ€™Andrade display their political posters. â€œRadical Posters from the 1960s to the Presentâ€ is the showâ€™s subtitle, and other contributors include Jesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes of Dignidad Rebelde, who have deep roots in the Bay Areaâ€™s graphic-arts poster tradition. And word on the cyberstreet is that Vince Dugar has a poster made by 1960s food-freedom group the Diggers.