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.

Address:
1188 Mission St., San Francisco, CA
Directions:
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.
Hours:
Daily 8-6 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free
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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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