Palo Alto, California: Body of Urban Myth

Nude woman holding a laundromat washing machine above her head forms the waterfall of this fountain in Sheridan Square.

Cafe Riace

Address:
200 Sheridan Ave # 102, Palo Alto, CA
Directions:
Cafe Riace, Sheridan Ave.
Phone:
650-328-0407
Admission:
Charm the maitre 'd.
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Nude woman hoisting a washing machine. Body of Urban Myth

The nude classic sculpture holding a laundromat washing machine above her head forms the waterfall of this fountain in Palo Alto's Sheridan Square. The 1997 bronze fountain by Brian Goggin (see San Francisco, Defenestration) is meant to create a dilemma for future archaeologists to decipher because of the washing machine and the classic sculpture components. Goggin is a site specific sculptor who has created many of the San Francisco Bay Area's more perplexing monuments.

The sculpture is located in the courtyard of the Café Riace. There are also 2 larger than life size classic Greek (460-430 B.C.) bronze warriors reproductions of the famous "Due Bronzi di Riace" that were discovered in Riace, Italy in 1972.

[Phil Pasquini, 03/05/2009]

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