||On the weekend
of November 24, 2002, San Francisco installed its newest public art, Claes
Oldenburg's "Cupid's Span." The 60-foot bow and arrow appears to
be partially driven into the ground, as if it fell from heaven. The sculpture
graces a new waterfront park along the Embarcadero between the Ferry
Building and the Bay Bridge.
The beholder will either love "Cupid's Span" or hate, hate, hate it. Objects
of public sculpture that have been rejected by the City in the past include
a giant foot by Buster Simpson, a rusty tower by Richard Serra, and a giant
sign by Tony Labat.
V: Coffee Cup Lawn Sculpture