Free Speech Mural, As Found Art, Artist: Unknown, Valencia Street, San Francisco, California

The Sign
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A sign was etched into a podium that described the point of this location. It read:

For more information, please visit:
pavementtoparks.sfplanning.org
Public Parklet
This Podium Is Public
A memorial to free speech
http://deappropiationproject.net


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Stickers On Mural
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The wall was a combination of a mural with stickers. The mural was painted on the wall, and the stickers were stuck to the mural. Near the bottom, posters were also stuck to the mural. The combined result retained a feeling of art.


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Flowering Plant
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A flowering plant was painted against a pink background. A YouTube sticker was affixed to the bottom of the stem of the plant.


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Trunk Juggled
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A sticker of Donald Trump was affixed to the mural. It showed trump juggling other stickers. The letters on his tie spelled, "KKK."


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An Art Poster
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One of the posters near the bottom of the wall appeared to be art. It depicted a hand drawing the items on the poster. Those items were things like an eye, a landscape, and people.


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Ciudad Santuario
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Several identical posters were grouped together on the mural. They all read, "Ciudad Santuario," which meant, "Sanctuary City." At base of the building in the center of the each poster was the word, "Hogar," which meant,"Home."


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Near The Sidewalk
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Stickers were stuck to the mural near the dirty sidewalk. Two of the stickers illustrated fish with human faces. One fish had the face of Donald Trump holding out a money bag to attract the other fish. That other fish had the face of Xi Jinping.


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Justicia
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Another poster on the mural showed two men carrying machetes and a woman carrying a child. Above the trio was the word, "Justicia," which meant, "Justice." The number 43 was on the leading man's chest.


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Two Eyes
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A poster of part of a face showed two eyes gazing out of the poster at the folks walking on the sidewalk.


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Angry Woman
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A drawing of an angry woman was painted looking up the wall of the mural. Her head was wrapped in a green cloth.


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Stickers On Edge
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A variety of stickers were affixed to the galvanized edge of the wall with the mural. Those stickers ranged from "Could Be Good," to, "Bummer." They also ranged from an abstract colored shape to a picture of Batman. Over and under them all was graffiti.


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