Bears On Bikes Mural, Artist: Lara Buelow, Church and 17th Streets, San Francisco, California

Bears On Bikes
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A man road his bike south on Church Street, while on the mural behind him, three bears road their bikes north past pyramids. On the lower left of the building was the signature of the artist.


Bears On Bikes Mural external link   •  Artist: Lara Buelow external link   •  Church and 17th Streets external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:16:39 Friday 1 March 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 13 June 2109)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2181
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View From Sidewalk
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A view of the mural looking north along the sidewalk. The mural wrapped around a structural column that stuck out from the wall.


Bears On Bikes Mural external link   •  Artist: Lara Buelow external link   •  Church and 17th Streets external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:17:03 Friday 1 March 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 13 June 2109)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2182
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Sunshine And Pyramids
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Sunshine, palm trees, pyramids and vents covered the wall over the first of the three bicycle riding bears. Notice that the bicycle tires lacked spokes.


Bears On Bikes Mural external link   •  Artist: Lara Buelow external link   •  Church and 17th Streets external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:17:20 Friday 1 March 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 13 June 2109)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2183
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Two Bears Raced
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Two bears appeared to race across the desert past cacti, palm trees, and pyramids. From this angle it also looked as if the bears raced away from a "Closed," sign.


Bears On Bikes Mural external link   •  Artist: Lara Buelow external link   •  Church and 17th Streets external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:17:32 Friday 1 March 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 13 June 2109)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2184
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Lead Bike
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The leading Bear rode his bicycle well ahead of the other two bears. Notice how abstract the bicycle was. It lacks front and rear forks to hold the tires in place. And the tires lack spokes to hold them centered around a pivot. The bikes were overly simplified to draw attention to the bears and the background.


Bears On Bikes Mural external link   •  Artist: Lara Buelow external link   •  Church and 17th Streets external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:17:37 Friday 1 March 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 13 June 2109)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C18_2185
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Lead Bear Under Tree
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The leading of the three bears was about to ride past a palm tree. This bear stared straight ahead, never taking his eyes off the road to victory.


Bears On Bikes Mural external link   •  Artist: Lara Buelow external link   •  Church and 17th Streets external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:17:40 Friday 1 March 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 13 June 2109)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2186
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New Vent
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A vent had been added to the wall after the mural was painted. It was installed and caulked, covering part of the mural. One disadvantage to murals is that the artist seldom returns to fix a mural, especially after the smallest defacement.


Bornandraised Thu, 20 Jun 2019 18:52:08
You'd think they could have at least contacted the artist for a little touch up. I love this mural. I love the bears!


Bears On Bikes Mural external link   •  Artist: Lara Buelow external link   •  Church and 17th Streets external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  (Date Photographed: 11:18:09 Friday 1 March 2019)   •  (Date Published: Thursday 13 June 2109)   •  © 2019 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_2191
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