Need a New Home for Mural by Samuel Indratma & Arie Dyanto


Clarion Alley Mural Project is looking for a new home for the mural In Dollar We Trust by Samuel Indratma and Arie Dyanto that was created during CAMP’s international exchange and residency with Apotik Komik of Yogyakarta Indonesia – Sama-Sama/Together.

In Dollar We Trust was created in 2003 as part of the international exchange and residency project Sama-Sama/Together.

Details about the mural – In Dollar We Trust by Samuel Indratma and Arie Dyanto:

The mural was originally painted on a slatted fence (redwood) at Project Artaud on Alabama Street in front of the original Southern Exposure Gallery.

The dimensions of the mural are as follows:
Length: 64.5 feet
Height:   82.5 inches (there’s a 3.5 inch horizontal border piece that runs along the top edge)

Board slat width:         5.5 inches
Board count:              139 total (plus a couple 2 inch fillers)

Project Artaud decided to replace the fence in 2012. Their contractor very carefully de-installed the mural and numbered each board. The mural was then transported to the current location of Intersection for the Arts in the Chronicle building. Subsequently, Kevin Chen installed several sections of the mural on the walls lining the hallway outside of Intersection for the Arts in 2012. CAMP removed the mural from Intersection in 2015 and it is currently in storage.

The mural is very fragile at this point, so we really need to find a permanent home – an institutional public collection would be perfect – if you know of a great fit and have connections – please let us know – this is a really important piece of work that needs to be preserved!

Information about the international exchange Sama-Sama/Together:

Initiated by artist/curator and Clarion Alley Mural Project organizer Megan Wilson in 2001 Sama-sama/Together, was an international collaboration and exchange project / residency between community arts spaces and artists from San Francisco, CA and Yogyakarta, Indonesia organized by Megan Wilson/Clarion Alley Mural Project (CAMP) and Kevin Chen/Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco and Ade Tanesia/Apotik Komik in Yogykarta Indonesia. The project was designed to foster understanding of recent world events following 9/11 and Muslim and non-Muslim cultures between the two communities through the creation of new works and cross-cultural dialogue between participating artists and the public at large.

In July 2003, six artists in conjunction with the Clarion Alley Mural Project (Carolyn Castaño, Carolyn Ryder Cooley, Alicia McCarthy, Aaron Noble, Andrew J. Schoultz, and Megan Wilson) traveled to Yogyakarta, Indonesia to work with artists from the collective Apotik Komik. Over five and a half weeks, the San Francisco artists met several dozen members of the arts and greater community in Yogyakarta and painted large-scale murals throughout the city, had lunch with the Yogyakarta mayor and his staff, and cultivated relationships with the artists from Apotik Komik that have become the heart of the project.

In September 2003, the Yogyakarta artists arrived in San Francisco and spent 8 weeks getting to know the arts and greater communities, painting murals, installing a large exhibition at Intersection for the Arts (in collaboration with the San Francisco artists), led a week-long workshop at the Asian Art Museum, and presented a number of artists talks and workshops.

Locations of the murals in San Francisco include:

  1. LeBeau Nob Hill Market at Clay and Leavenworth Streets
  2. Southern Exposure/Project Artaud at 17th and Alabama Streets
  3. Rainbow Grocery at Folsom and 1745 Folsom Street

The project was the first international exchange and residency of mural artists in San Francisco and included the first major exhibition in San Francisco to feature contemporary alternative work from Indonesia at Intersection for the Arts.