I find it hard to believe Robert Arneson, who was one hell of an artist, would have approved of “his” new public work on the Embarcadero. Maybe on an off day he did come up with the two mask-like items, but he surely would have made better use of the opportunity if he had been consulted. The Embarcadero is becoming a dumping ground for lousy work by big-name artists—the only thing one can say in favor of the Arneson is that it’s no worse than the Oldenburg. Sheesh, San Francisco, get a grip.

- Meredith Tromble [Wednesday, February 11th, 2004]


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