Thursday, January 10, 2008

Shanghai in San Francisco

This year marks the 30th anniversary of San Francisco having Shanghai as a sister city. To mark this occasion we’ve been given a very big statement of sibling loyalty and perhaps one-upmanship: the 26 foot, 15 ton, six-armed, three headed “Three Heads Six Arms,” which is currently being lowered gently onto Civic Center Plaza. Zhang Huan’s gigantic copper Buddha is not only impressive for its size – it has six hands and three heads, one head is the artist’s head + it has no legs. Wednesday is the official unveiling at 10 am and the artist will appear at the Asian Art Museum for a free talk at 7 pm. www.sfartscommission.org

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