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Thursday, February 24, 2011

SF Sculpture: Three Heads / Six Arms - Poof It's Gone!

I visited SF's Civic Center Plaza Feb. 5, 2011, and snapped this shot of a huge 15-ton, 26-foot tall copper Buddha sculpture by Zhang Huan, entitled Three Heads / Six Arms. It is part of the 30th Anniversary celebration of  San Francisco-Shanghai Sister-City project.  You can watch a slide show of the sculpture being installed on May 4, 2010. You can see this slide show of it being dismantled on February 11, 2011.

1 comment:

HiKit9! said...

It is my considered opinion that this massive bronze sculpture has been the subject of political maneuvering which resulted in its removal prior to the original scheduled date.