"San Francisco Life"
“San Francisco Life”, painted by Lucien Labaudt, is a fresco covering three walls of the dining room. The mural depicts four San Francisco tourist locales: the beach, Golden Gate Park, Fisherman’s Wharf, and the Marina. Recognizable figures of the time from the arts and politics are shown in the mural scenes, engaging in leisure activities. Since Labaudt painted the mural in 1936-37, during the Great Depression, such leisure would have actually been out of reach for most people. Showing high profile figures, including WPA administrators, enjoying their leisure time, was most probably a political comment on the inequalities of the times.”
The mural is 9′ high and approximately 1500 square feet.
Lee, Anthony W. 1999. Painting on the Left: Diego Rivera, Radical Politics, and San Francisco's Public Murals. Berkeley: University of California Press. http://www.newdealartregistry.org/renderartworks/BeachChalet/SanFrancisco/CA/
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