St. Marys Square Sculpture – San Francisco CA

Description

This 14-foot-tall stainless steel and granite sculpture of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, founder of the Chinese Republic, was sculpted by Beniamino Bufano and completed in 1937 with FAP funds.  “Revered as the ‘Father of Modern China,’ Sun Yat-sen visited San Francisco in the early 1900s and often relaxed in St. Mary’s Square.” (Guide.)

 

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Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry

Guide to the Art and Architecture of the New Deal, www.livingnewdeal.org, 2015.

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Location Info


California and Kearny Streets
San Francisco, CA 94108

Location notes: West side of square

Coordinates: 37.792688, -122.404439

2 comments on “St. Marys Square Sculpture – San Francisco CA

  1. This was actually a privately commissioned piece by the merchants of Chinatown.

    • Gabriel Milner

      Thank you for passing along this information. Where did you find this information so that we can learn more?

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