Speaking of art, there is a giant statue located just south of downtown, off Van Ness near the 41 north on-ramp. I’ve driven past this statue a number of times — twice in the last two days, so I finally feel compelled to ask: what’s the deal with this statue?
I’ve heard various stories about its origin, but what I really want to know is: how the heck did it end up in a random backyard near the freeway? I could do some research on my own, of course, but I’d rather hear from you. Tell me, tell me, tell me the story of the statue.