International Longshoreman's and Warehousemen's Union Memorial - San Francisco, CA
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N 37° 47.605 W 122° 23.591
10S E 553426 N 4183068
Quick Description: A large odd shaped mural dedicated to the International Longshoreman's and Warehousemen's Union.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/9/2009 12:44:54 PM
Waymark Code: WM7MGY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member txoilgas
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Long Description:
From the inventory: "Three irregularly shaped sections of welded 3-foot steel painted with murals on both front and back. The murals depict scenes of the San Francisco waterfront strike of 1934, of waterfront labor conditions in the early 1930s and the years since the strike. The sculpture rests on an underground foundation of concrete.

Cost of the sculpture was $80,000. The sculpture was funded by the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union, the mayor's Office of Community Development and other labor organizations and individuals. The sculpture was a collaborative effort between ten artists who formed M.E.T.A.L. (Mural Environmentalists Together in Art Labor). The sculpture is sited at the location where two strike participants were fatally shot on July 5, 1934."
TITLE: International Longshoreman's and Warehousemen's Union Memorial

ARTIST(S): Bergman, Miranda, sculptor. Drescher, Tim, sculptor. Emanuel, Nicole, sculptor. Kilolani, Lari, sculptor. Pineda, Eduardo, sculptor. Morgan, James, sculptor. Prigoff, James, sculptor. Thiele, Brian, sculptor. Patlan, Ray, sculptor. Hamilton, Paul, engin

DATE: Dedicated July 3, 1986.

MEDIUM: Sculpture: welded steel, painted; Base: concrete.

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS CA001789

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
Located Intersection of Mission Street & Steuart Street, San Francisco, California


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