Coit Tower: Arnautoff Mural – San Francisco CA

City:
San Francisco, CA

Site Type:
Art Works, Murals

New Deal Agencies:
Arts Programs, Public Works of Art Project (PWAP)

Artists:
Edward Hansen, Farwell Taylor, Victor Arnautoff

Quality of Information:
Moderate

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

This 10′ x 36′ fresco “City Life” was painted by Victor Arnautoff with the help of Edward Hansen and Farwell Taylor with funding from the PWAP. The onsite plaque reads:

“Such familiar San Francisco buildings as City Hall, the Main Library, the Legion of Honor, and the Stock Exchange watch over the hectic urban scene, which includes an accident and a robbery.”

Arnautoff, who was a student of Diego Rivera’s, supervised the entire Coit Tower mural project.

The photos below show the mural from left to right.The man standing to the right of the newspaper stand is a portrait of the artist.

 

Source notes

Originally posted in the New Deal Art Registry

Location Info


1 Telegraph Hill
San Francisco, CA 94133

Location notes: Inner south wall

Coordinates: 37.802918, -122.40606

Site Details

[email protected] created on 2007-12-08 00:00:00 -0800 [email protected] last modified on 2007-12-08 00:00:00 -0800

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