Paintings by Wayne Thiebaud seen at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco - Ripley Street Ridge

Ripley Street Ridge


Ripley Street Ridge is a prime example of Wayne Thiebaud's distinctly dramatic depiction of the California urban landscape. It is an oil on canvas painting that was found at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).
"More coarsely, if San Francisco’s other steep streets are Boys, Ripley is The Daddy: a broad-shouldered, dominating 400-foot stretch of peeling tires, boiling radiators, and grinding brake pads. Lose control on lesser inclines, and via the proper application of wits, reflexes, hedges, curbs, side streets, and other cars, you just might be able to negotiate a Happy Ending. But screw with Ripley, and you will certainly endure a most Severe Punishment upon the Bottom."