- San Francisco, CA
- Site Type:
- Art Works, Sculpture and Bas Relief
- New Deal Agencies:
- Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)
- Beniamino Bufano
This public outdoor sculpture “Penguin’s Prayer” of three penguins is situated in the Golden Gateway Center at the intersection of Davis Street and Jackson Street in San Francisco, CA. It was created by Beniamino Bufano with WPA funding. The three penguins are all carved out of the same porphyry granite. The larger penguin is looking skyward behind the two smaller penguins that face each other. The sculpture was originally made for the Treasure Island Golden Gate Exposition of 1939.
Source notesSmithsonian American Art Museum's Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian Institution
New Deal Art Registry
Site originally submitted by Claire Cheng on March 25, 2010.
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