San Francisco Fountain, Union Square, 1970-1973


Created 1970-1973

“I still find new things that I’ve never noticed before.” — Lilli Lanier, Asawa’s granddaughter

San Francisco Fountain, 2018. Photo by Randy Dodson © Fine Arts Museums of SF, Artwork 2021 RAL, Inc.

Nude couple sunbathing. Photo by James Jue. Artwork © 2021 RAL, Inc.

Peace march protest against the Vietnam war. Photo by James Jue. Artwork © 2021 RAL, Inc.

Alvarado School made by students, parents, and teachers. Photo by James Jue. Artwork © 2021 RAL, Inc.

Daughter Aiko's wedding and wedding cake. Photo by James Jue. Artwork © 2021 RAL, Inc.

Daughter Aiko sculpting City Hall in Baker's Clay, 1971. Photo by Laurence Cuneo, Photo and Artwork © 2021 RAL. Inc.

The ballet and symphony performing at the Opera House. Photo by James Jue. Artwork © 2021 RAL, Inc.

Lombard Street. Photo by James Jue. Artwork © 2021 RAL, Inc.

Ghirardelli Square. Photo by James Jue. Artwork © 2021 RAL, Inc.

Asawa's mother Haru making birds in Baker's Clay, 1971. Photo by Laurence Cuneo

Asawa takes Baker's Clay panels to the foundry in her truck, c. 1972. Photo by Laurence Cuneo. Artwork © 2021 RAL, Inc.

Asawa transporting Baker's Clay panels to the foundry in her truck, c. 1972. Photo by Laurence Cuneo. Artwork © 2021 RAL, Inc.

Son Paul with bronze panels in the backyard, c.1972. Photo by Laurence Cuneo, Photo and Artwork © 2021 RAL. Inc.

Son Paul with bronze panels in Asawa's backyard, c.1972. Photo by Laurence Cuneo, Photo and Artwork © 2021 RAL. Inc.

Foundryman Rol Brenneman installing fountain, 1973. Photo by Laurence Cuneo, Photo and Artwork © 2021 RAL. Inc.

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