America’s Cup Makes San Francisco Artist Dream in Color

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SF Artist John Kraft creates new piece to celebrate the America's Cup.

America's Cup SF by John Kraft

It's easy to be inspired when one considers the beauty and speed of these boats.

San Francisco artist John Kraft is not new to sailboats or to capturing their flight across San Francisco Bay. In his latest work, America’s Cup SF, Kraft creates a bold and colorful view of two 72-foot catamarans racing across the bay with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge in the background. The America’s Cup World Series event recently held on the bay featured the smaller 45-foot prototypes of the larger AC72s that will star in the America’s Cup final in 2013.

“It’s easy to be inspired when one considers the beauty and speed of these boats,” Kraft explains. “Much of my work celebrates San Francisco and the idea that anything is possible, and that all comes together when you watch these boats and their talented crews screaming across the bay.”

Many San Franciscan’s first became aware of Kraft’s work when he was selected to create a large SF Heart as part of Heroes and Hearts, benefiting SF General Hospital Foundation. The heart, which was on public display in Union Square was later purchased by former San Francisco mayoral candidate, Joanna Rees. The heart features brightly colored sailboats floating up into the sky and racing towards the moon.

A signed limited edition print of America’s Cup SF will be auctioned off at the upcoming Art for AIDS Benefit being held at City View at Metreon on September 14th, 2012 in San Francisco.

More information on John Kraft and his art can be found via his website: and you can connect with John via his official page on Facebook:

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