At the far back corner of the Stanford Court Hotel grounds sat a stone statue of a penguin, lonely as lonely can be for 40 years at least. Nobody knows how it got there, and nobody knew it was there until an early Saturday morning in July when it was lifted off its perch behind a stone wall by crane, to the amazement of passengers on the Powell Street cable car line. Hauled into the light, the penguin was revealed to be guarding her two chicks, the hallmark of Beniamino “Bene” (Benny) Bufano, the 5-foot-tall patron saint of San Francisco sculptors. A prolific employee of the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression, Bufano believed that public art should be “big enough to belong to everybody.” “He was a tiny man who conceived of his art in gargantuan proportions,” says Mary Serventi Steiner, curator at the Museo Italo Americano, which owns 46 Bufano pieces including sketches.
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