The Eternal Struggle: Bear vs. Octopus on Market Street – The Prize? A Metal Star-Ball, Of Course

You want the freaky artwork you create to be eternal, you want it to last forever right? Well, the secret of that is to get a commission before the NIMBYs, the historical societies, and the homeowners associations move in to town.

Then, when fashions change and people start to wonder just what the heck were you thinking back in the day,* you’ll have powerful forces on your side to make sure that nothing ever, ever changes. In that way, you will become immortal.

So, what’s The Message here? My guess:

The octopus has the reach but the bear wants it more

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And best of all , the same tableau plays out on the other side so everybody will get to see.

Forever…

*That monstrosity just down Market costs $1000 a day just for the electricity

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2 Responses to “The Eternal Struggle: Bear vs. Octopus on Market Street – The Prize? A Metal Star-Ball, Of Course”

  1. Alex Volberding says:

    I don’t know the statue, but my guess is that it has to do with Frank Norris’ novel The Octopus: A Story of California.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Could be.

    It’s near 3rd and Market…