From JANIE SHEPPARD
Making a special trip to San Francisco was worth it to see muralist Ben Cunningham’s 9’ by 23’ fresco, “Outdoor Life.” Cunningham is the artist who painted the mural in the Ukiah Post Office, which is currently under a death sentence, thanks to ill-conceived, purported cost-saving measures by the Postal Service. Public art is endangered nationwide; to save it we first have to know it is there. Hidden treasures must be revealed.
Ben Cunningham’s mural in Coit Tower is a revelation; most of the time it remains unseen; thus the special trip. The picture above is only part of the mural. Because the mural is in a very tight space and goes around a door, I could capture it only in segments.
So, from left to right, here are the segments: