From Ruth Asawa’s crafty fountain outside the Union Square Apple Store to one of the most polarizing pieces of art in the Bay Area, there are many fine aquatic gushers to take note of in San Francisco.
It’s worth remembering that San Francisco seems to have a distinctly love/hate relationship with fountains as a medium in general. In fact, some of the city’s most glamorous geysers have met with mixed reactions in their time. Opponents of the Vaillancourt Fountain handed out leaflets at the dedication ceremony, describing it as a “loathsome monstrosity,” a “howling obscenity,” and “pestiferous eyesore.” (Tough crowd.)
Others may have been well received but fell into neglect and run dry. While others are just overlooked entirely. But rain or shine, these sculptures leave a watermark on our fair city. Here are a few of our favorites.Read More