Alex Gray, "Purple Jesus" blotter.



Collector and historian of LSD blotters Mark McCloud will talk about the history of psychedelics at Ever Gold Gallery on Thursday, October 11 at 7 pm, an Art Gallery Week special presentation. McCloud owns the largest collection of de-activated acid blotters in the world, called the Institute of Illegal Images, which he displays in his San Francisco home (Juxtapoz). Reproductions of McCloud’s collection can be purchased on his website, Blotter Barn.



McCloud’s talk will take place in Guy Overfelt’s #BLACKLIGHT instillation. Complementary interactive punch will be provided by the Bon Vivants.



Masonic blotter, 1990.




Eye of Horus blotter, 1982.




Hieronymus Bosch, "Garden of Earthly Delights" blotter, 2008.



Tetragrammaton blotter, 1977.



White Tara blotter, 2003.




Embrace blotter, 1996.



Mark McCloud will speak at Ever Gold Gallery, Thursday, October 11 at 7 pm. Ever Gold Gallery will be open for Art Gallery Week’s Tenderloin Art Walk from 6 pm- 10 pm.



-Kendall George



All images from Blotter Barn
Razam,  Rak. “Blotter Art: The Institute of Illegal Images,” Juxtapoz Magazine. 6 September 2009. Web 10 October 2012.