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826 Valencia Facade

826 Valencia Facade




San Francisco, CA 94110

"Chris Ware, one of the world's great artists, designed this mural specifically for 826 Valencia. It depicts the parallel development of humans and their efforts at and motivations for communication, spoken and written. It's a very complex mural, and requires its most devoted viewers to study it for about an hour, from the middle of Valenica Street, by far the best vantage point."

"The mural was applied by skilled artisans according to Ware's specifications. The bottom half of the building, which has been painted black, features gold lettering that states the name of the place. Over the window is a nice burgundy awning."

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