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Libby Ventura
I am a graphic designer with lots of print experience plus a smattering of web. I recently relocated to San Francisco and am eager to continue my graphic design career. I'd be happy to bring my international experience, precise technical skills and natural artistic talent to your graphic design team.
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Title: Pneumatic Dreamer Artist: Michael Stutz Location: W Hotel, Third and Howard Medium: bronze and air Date: 2000 Welding feat. Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2011 at SF Public Art
Title: Spire Artist: Andy Goldsworthy Location: Presidio Park on the Bay Area Ridge Trail near Arguello Gate Date: 2008 Spire "tells the story of the forest, celebrates its history and natural rhythms, and welcomes the next generation of trees. It is a poetic reference to the forest’s past; as new... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2011 at SF Public Art
Title: Untitled (Three Dancing Figures), Version A, Edition 2/3 Artist: Keith Haring Location: Moscone Center, Third and Howard Medium: painting aluminium Date: 1989 I had never thought much of Keith Haring as an artisit. I liked the Pop Shop when I was younger, but that was the extent of it.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2011 at SF Public Art
Location: SE corner of Haight and Steiner Thank you Google Maps for helping me figure out where it was... how cool is this? Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2011 at SF Public Art
Title: Banner #4 (?) Artist: Roy Lichtenstein Location: 560 Mission Street, JP Morgan Chase Buliding Lobby Medium: vinyl and felt Date: 1968-70 Spotted this through the front doors on my way to Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. What a fun thing to find! Internet research shows that it is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at SF Public Art
Title: Tau Artist: Roger Berry Location: 160 Spear Street Medium: stainless steel Size: 96" diameter, 14" deep Date: 1984 From the artist’s website, “Each of the four intersecting cones of Tau describes the form of the solar year. The forward side is in full light in the winter the back... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2011 at SF Public Art
Title: Three Heads Six Arms Artist: Zhang Huan Location: On its way back to China, previously at Civic Center Plaza Medium: copper Size: 26' high, 15 tons Date: 2008 Three Heads Six Arms was on display in front of City Hall for one year. Yesterday they took it down and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2011 at SF Public Art
Title: Duboce Bikeway Mural Lead Artist: Mona Caron Location: Duboce Street between Church and Market Size: 340' long, over 18' high Date: 1998 Please visit this site and scroll to the right to see the whole mural. It was almost dark when I was there and it’s so large that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2011 at SF Public Art
Title: Yoda Artist: Lawrence Noble Location: Letterman Digital Arts Center, Presidio Park Size: Actual Date: 2005 This article says that the first thing Noble ever sculpted was an 8" tall Yoda after seeingThe Empire Strikes Back. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2011 at SF Public Art
Title: The Raygun Gothic Rocketship Lead Artists: Sean Orlando, Nathaniel Taylor, David Shulman Location: Pier 14 next to the Ferry Building Size: 40' tall Date: at this location from August 2010 through September 2011 Originally shown at Burning Man in 2009, Joe and I saw this mobile rocketship earlier last... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2011 at SF Public Art
Title: Cupid’s Span Artist: Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen Location: Rincon Park opposite the end of Folsom Street Medium: stainless steel, structural carbon steel, fiber-reinforced plastic, cast epoxy, polyvinyl chloride foam; painted with polyester gelcoat Size: 64' x 143'9" x 17'3/8" Date: 2002 Claes Oldenburg is a well known... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2010 at SF Public Art
Title: Fountain of “Four Seasons” Artist: François Stahly Location: Sydney G. Walton Square at Davis and Jackson Streets Medium: bronze and stone Date: 1962 Winner of the Golden Gateway Sculpture Competition Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2010 at SF Public Art
Title: The Penguins Artist: Beniamino Bufano Location: Davis and Jackson Streets Medium: porphyry granite with stainless steel Date: 1967 This area had been under construction for some time and just reopened. From looking at older photos, it appears that they moved The Penguins from under a nice awning of six... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2010 at SF Public Art
Title: Portrait of Georgia O'Keefe Artist: Marisol Escobar Location: Sydney G. Walton Square at Davis and Jackson Streets Medium: cast bronze Date: 1982 Venezuelan born Marisol said, “I was born an artist. Afterwards, I had to explain to everyone just what that meant,” ...and... “O’Keefe sits on an old tree... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2010 at SF Public Art
Title: A Sign of Hope and The Urban Portrait Project: Portraits of Inner City Youth Artist: Josef Norris and students from Gateway Charter High School and KIPP Location: Geary Boulevard between Scott and Steiner Streets Medium: mosaic Size: 20'x46' and 14'x15' (portraits) Date: 2006-2008 Josef Norris is the founder and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2010 at SF Public Art
Title: Agriculture and Industry Artist: Ralph Stackpole Location: 155 Sansome Street, Stock Exchange Tower Medium: stone Date: 1932 Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at SF Public Art
Title: Allegory of California or Riches of California Artist: Diego Rivera Location: 155 Sansome Street, Stock Exchange Tower Medium: fresco Date: 1931 This is Diego Rivera’s first mural in the US. Finally, a man who is less famous than the woman he was married to (Frida Kahlo)! This mural is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at SF Public Art
Artist: Gwynn Merril Location: corner of California and Front Street Medium: Bronze I pass this everyday from the bus to my office. I love the pedestal especially. Can't find anything else about this artist online. Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2010 at SF Public Art
Title: Defenestration Artist: Brian Goggin Location: corner of Sixth and Howard Street Date installed: 1997 “The concept of “DEFENESTRATION”, a word literally meaning “to throw out of a window,” is embodied by both the site and staging of this installation. Located at the corner of Sixth and Howard Streets in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2010 at SF Public Art
Title: Human Structures Artist: Jonathan Borofsky Location: 555 Mission Street Size: 36' tall Medium: galvanized and painted steel Composed of 62 painted steel figures, interconnecting to form 5 cylindrical towers. Each of the 62 life-size figures is water-jet cut from steel plate, and then each is given its structural folds.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at SF Public Art
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