Dog Eared Books Mural 2001, Artist: Hawley Hussey, As A Form Of Found Art, 900 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California

Dog Eared Sign
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The sign for "Dog Eared Books" was at the corner of 20th Street and Valencia Street in San Francisco, California. It featured an abstract depiction of a dog for the "Dog Eared" part of the sign.


Dog Eared Books Mural 2001 external link   •  Artist: Hawley Hussey   •  As A Form Of Found Art external link   •  900 Valencia Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 09:01:27 Thursday 17 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 1 June 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4710
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Window Wrapped In Book Art
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The border of the 20th Street side of the building was wrapped in a mural showing many used books on shelves.


Dog Eared Books Mural external link   •  Artist: Hawley Hussey   •  As A Form Of Found Art external link   •  900 Valencia Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 09:01:38 Thursday 17 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 1 June 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4711
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Author Names
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Titles and author names were painted on the spines of the books in the mural. Below the books was a line of glowing faces, each backed by angel wings.


Dog Eared Books Mural 2001 external link   •  Artist: Hawley Hussey   •  As A Form Of Found Art external link   •  900 Valencia Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 09:01:47 Thursday 17 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 1 June 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4712
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The Front Of The Store
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The front of the Dog Eared Books store, at 900 Valencia Street, also had windows wrapped in art showing shelves and stacks of painted books.


Dog Eared Books Mural 2001 2001 external link   •  Artist: Hawley Hussey   •  As A Form Of Found Art external link   •  900 Valencia Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 09:02:05 Thursday 17 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 1 June 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4713
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Symbols
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One column on the front of Dog Eared Books illustrated symbols from books. A king's crown, playing card suits, a curtained window, and a stool with a martini on it. An arrow by the stool pointed north. Below the stool was a winged snake wearing a crown.


Dog Eared Books Mural 2001 external link   •  Artist: Hawley Hussey   •  As A Form Of Found Art external link   •  900 Valencia Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 09:02:12 Thursday 17 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 1 June 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4714
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Art Behind Glass
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Two examples of original art were on display inside Dog Eared Books just behind the glass. One showed a face gazing out at the street. The other showed a girl holding a blue balloon.


Dog Eared Books Mural 2001 external link   •  Artist: Hawley Hussey   •  As A Form Of Found Art external link   •  900 Valencia Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 09:02:15 Thursday 17 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 1 June 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4715
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A Possible Signature
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A possible signature was painted between books at the front of the store. It read, "*Baroe Qwilts.. 19." Much searching could not turn up an artist with that name.


Dog Eared Books Mural 2001 external link   •  Artist: Hawley Hussey   •  As A Form Of Found Art external link   •  900 Valencia Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 09:02:22 Thursday 17 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 1 June 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4716
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Closer View
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A closer view of the books drawn on the border of Dog Eared Books' windows. It more clearly illustrated the placement of titles and author names on the books.


Dog Eared Books Mural 2001 external link   •  Artist: Hawley Hussey   •  As A Form Of Found Art external link   •  900 Valencia Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 09:02:33 Thursday 17 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 1 June 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4717
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The Actual Signature
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The actual signature was buried among the book titles. It read:

This book and this book
mural are dedicated to
Kate Kanecey, painted with love
Hawley Hussey
July 2001


Dog Eared Books Mural 2001 external link   •  Artist: Hawley Hussey   •  As A Form Of Found Art external link   •  900 Valencia Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 09:02:39 Thursday 17 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 1 June 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4718
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Junk
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Junk was arranged behind the topmost window at the front of the Dog Eared Books store. The arrangement of Christmas lights, a bird, stars, and dried plants created an impression of art.


Dog Eared Books Mural 2001 external link   •  Artist: Hawley Hussey   •  As A Form Of Found Art external link   •  900 Valencia Street external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 09:03:13 Thursday 17 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Monday 1 June 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_4720
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