Mandolin Player 2018
Artist: Blek le Rat
University of California
Hastings College of the Law
San Francisco, California

A mandolin is a stringed musical instrument in the lute family and is usually plucked with a plectrum or "pick". It commonly has four courses of doubled metal strings tuned in unison (8 strings), although five (10 strings) and six (12 strings) course versions also exist. The courses are normally tuned in a succession of perfect fifths. It is the soprano member of a family that includes the mandola, octave mandolin, mandocello and mandobass. [from wikipedia]
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Side Of Building
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(Date Photographed: 10:55:19 Monday 28 May 2018)
(Date Published: Wednesday 27 June 2018)
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This mural was on the side of the building just around from the plaza on McAllister Street between Hyde and Larkin Streets.


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Left Of Sign
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(Date Photographed: 10:55:20 Monday 28 May 2018)
(Date Published: Wednesday 27 June 2018)
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The mural was painted on the side of the building just to the left and around the corner from this sign.


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Marred With Nuke
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(Date Photographed: 10:55:27 Monday 28 May 2018)
(Date Published: Wednesday 27 June 2018)
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The mural was stenciled onto a sealed portion of the granite side. It was marred by the word NUKE left by some graffiti vandal.


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Classic Face
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San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 10:55:33 Monday 28 May 2018)
(Date Published: Wednesday 27 June 2018)
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The mandolin player had a classic face straight out of the 1800's.


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Pairs Of Strings
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San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 10:55:34 Monday 28 May 2018)
(Date Published: Wednesday 27 June 2018)
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The mural accurately showed the mandolin with pairs of strings.


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Short Neck
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(Date Photographed: 10:55:35 Monday 28 May 2018)
(Date Published: Wednesday 27 June 2018)
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The mandolin had a short neck, which was fortunate because it might otherwise have extended past the end of the building.


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Odd Legs
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(Date Photographed: 10:55:37 Monday 28 May 2018)
(Date Published: Wednesday 27 June 2018)
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The legs of the mandolin player looked odd because the player was seated while playing.


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Rat Logo
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San Francisco external link California external link
(Date Photographed: 10:55:42 Monday 28 May 2018)
(Date Published: Wednesday 27 June 2018)
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The classic stencil of a rat departing, and the artist's name, formed the signature on the piece.


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