Posts Tagged ‘sculptor’

Best San Francisco Examiner Newspaper Cover Ever: “Art Money for a Dog Killer” Re: Central Subway Art

Friday, September 16th, 2011

There’s no reason for me to read the actual bit, AFAIAC, ’cause I already don’t like our troubled CentralSubwayBigDigSubwayToNowhere.

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But as for you, enjoy.

Central T Subway: Connecting People, Connecting Communities, Giving Money to Dog Killers 

BTW, here are the policies for the ridiculous Central Subway blog, you know, in case it gets a reader or commenter some day.

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San Francisco Holocaust Museum Bounces Back After Attacks

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Well, this rather complete story by Amber Lee over at KTVU Channel 2 about the Monday’s vandal attack at the San Francisco Holocaust Memorial will get you up to speed on this issue right quick. But that won’t satisfy young Joe Eskenazi, who would like a more detailed description of the culprits involved.

Did it really cost $8,000 to hastily clean up the red spray paint? Apparently.

This is what part of it looks like now, after the cleanup. Click to expand:

Newly-installed SFPD Richmond Station Captain Richard Corriea was on the scene before starting his shift on what must have been a busy new year’s evening. The belated news of this recent attack attracted many to the memorial yesterday:

The vandal spray painted “ISRAEL THERE IS BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS” or something like that on the white wall seen here. A prior attack had a different appearance.

People speculate on the timing, which seems particularly off-message, depending on what message was intended. Over at IndyBay they have a message, of sorts.

All that’s left to do now is to figure out what was intended by the following from the KCBS:

“KCBS reporter Doug Sovern says the vandalism has shaken some Jews, concerned about the possibility of a rise in anti-Semitism and well-meaning people reacting the wrong way to renewed hostilities between Israel and the Palestinians.”

(Good luck with that.)

San Franciscans Flock to the Shrine of Tatiana the Killer Tiger

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Not too many made it to the recent unveiling of the Tatiana sculpture on Christmas Day, but now people are making pilgrimages to the site of the community garden at 274 Greenwich on the famous Greenwich Steps. Per sculptor Jon Engdhal:

“It was one year ago today that Tatiana died so senselessly, a scale statue is in place to remember her.”

This is a peaceful place, free of the vitriol that surrounds the Carlos Sousa Jr., Paul Dhaliwal, and Kulbir Dhaliwal case from a year ago

You’ll find this Siberian tiger cub right next to the parking meter

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Looking down from Tati’s perch. This is about 75 feet down the hill from the old Julius’ Castle restaurant on Montgomery:

The view from the path:

This thing seems larger than life – it’s probably quite heavy.

Enjoy it while it lasts. She might not be there a long time.