San Francisco, California: 92-Foot-Tall Chrome Venus

Liquid metal tornado version of the Greek statue Venus de Milo is by artist Lawrence Argent. Stands in a plaza surrounded by apartment towers, funded by a developer with a city public art obligation. Opened to public May 2017.

1188 Mission St., San Francisco, CA
On the north side of 8th St. between Market and Mission Sts. Enter through the main entrance of the residential apartment building on 8th St.
Daily 8-6 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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92-Foot-Tall Chrome Venus

The new 92-foot-tall, silvery, swirling stainless steel post-modern Venus de Milo statue is the tallest sculpture in San Francisco, a huge modern interpretation. It's the centerpiece of a piazza that also features eight blocks of marble, each with a portion of a figure (such as braided hair, flowing robes, and an angelic visage); a 25-foot-long marble table that looks like it's covered with a bunched-up tablecloth; and patterned tiles on the ground. While Piazza Angelo is private, it is open to the public daily from 8 to 6.

[Peter S. Tannen, 07/05/2017]

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