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Union Square, San Francisco August 22, 2011

Union Square - San Francisco
Saks Fifth Avenue - Fifth Floor

It is difficult to write about Union Square when discussing art.  The only form of art that you actually find is the pursuance of the all mighty dollar.  It is what many think of when they travel to our fair city, and it's center is a magnificent open space, but public art is sparse.  For that reason, I was thrilled when the great people at 1 AM Gallery had the opportunity to create this piece on the fifth floor of the women's Saks Fifth Avenue.

You have seen their work on this blog before here.  They are a super group of people doing lots of great things with their community and public art.  If you get the chance, walk down to the gallery at 1000 Howard Street and see the latest exhibition.


  1. Our art sleath at work. Is this permanent or temp art? Didn't they do a number for every floor?

  2. I have seen their work before, and what they do is truly fantastic!

    Thank you so much for sharing this today at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful day!


  3. Difficult to miss that BIG, fancy, artsy number 5!
    Kind regards from EAGAN daily photo

  4. Great works of art...really fascinating, thanks for sharing!!

  5. Finally catching up here after a week in Maine and a week of guests here at the house...My vacation from vacation will include looking at photos of San Francisco:)

  6. This is great, so nice to see art where there is usually an absence of it!

  7. Best-looking numeral I've ever seen!


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