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Harvey Milk, Gavin Newsom, Nancy Pelosi in Massive SF Mural


What's being described as "the world's largest mural portrait" is set to be unveiled on Sunday at the Bob Pritikin Mansion in San Francisco's Noe Valley.

Fog City Journal reports: "The colorful mural by acclaimed artist Guy Colwell features Speaker Nancy Pelosi lancing a Republican elephant; a terminating Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger patting the back of a grizzly bear; Senator Dianne Feinstein bearing the California State flag; Mayor Gavin Newsom performing a same-sex marriage ceremony; former Mayor Willie Brown brandishing a hanging freshly pressed suit; former Board of Supervisors President Angela Alioto donning angel wings outside the Porziuncola Chapel in North Beach (an endeavor Pritikin helped to promote); a singing former Supervisor Tony Hall; former Supervisor Harvey Milk holding a Castro Rainbow Flag with former Mayor George Moscone by his side; actress Marilyn Monroe hugging baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio on the back of a giraffe; San Francisco Chronicle legend Herb Caen; actress Carol Channing; Emperor Norton; Jerry Garcia; topless stripper Carol Doda; Willie Mayes and Mark Twain, as well as the Zodiac killer, Jim Jones and Huey Newton - all set against an iconic San Francisco skyline."

The mural is 50 x 18 ft. The Pritikin mansion (some interesting photos here) is said to be San Francisco's largest.

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  1. Even if it's tacky, it's fun. Pelosi lancing an elephant? Really? I can see that stirring the Glenn Beck crowd.

    Posted by: Rob W. | Oct 21, 2009 4:32:16 PM

  2. Looks very interesting. A nitpicky comment but Wikipedia places the mansion in the Glen Park neighborhood, not Noe Valley.

    Posted by: Rick | Oct 21, 2009 9:49:50 PM

  3. I don't think it's the largest mural in the or even the largest portrait mural.
    Check out murals 1, 3, 7, 12, 16, 20, & 25

    Posted by: Chris | Oct 21, 2009 10:58:47 PM

  4. Huey Newton is a political figure, not a mass murderer. Or a punchline.

    Posted by: djork | Oct 21, 2009 11:07:59 PM

  5. Very bizarre.

    Posted by: anon | Oct 22, 2009 1:17:45 PM

  6. I'm sure the families of the victims of the Zodiac killer will love that he is being so "honored".

    Posted by: LostBoy68 | Oct 23, 2009 12:42:12 AM

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