When Banksy's "Haight Street Rat" first appeared on the side of the Haight bed-and-breakfast the Red Victorian back in 2010, the building's owners planned to repaint the side of their building, eliminating the famous graffiti artist's anti-establishment rodent. Prior to its scheduled destruction, art enthusiast Brian Greif swopped in and salvaged the piece, which has bounced around the country ever since. After a sojourn in the Hamptons, a short stint in Miami, and a visit to Los Angeles' U.S. Bank Tower, Banksy's rat is finally back on display in San Francisco, at art gallery 836M, in the Financial District. When can you catch him before he scuttles somewhere new? In the gallery's window, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., through July 11.
· Banksy's "Haight Street Rat" Returns [Hoodline]
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