Here is a sign that is hanging on a street pole in San Francisco.
"THIS IS ABOUT SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED A LONG TIME AGO
THAT CONTINUES TO AFFECT US TODAY"
I have seen other signs there before, with words/phrases that sometimes are funny, and sometimes seem to make no sense (at least to me). They are obviously put up by an individual. I sometimes wonder how many people even notice the signs. Do people assume it's just another NO PARKING sign?
I have several photos of strange signs (in boxes somewhere!) that I have taken over the years. Some with unusual or surprising words, some with strange icons or depictions. I'm fascinated by strange signs.
I decided to try to find out why these signs are here.
It was very easy.
It turns out, not surprisingly I guess, that this is an art installation. The artist's name is Anthony Disenza and you can see a little bit about him, as well as some more of his signs, here.
There is actually going to be a showing of his work at the Catherine Clark Gallery in San Francisco in January 2010. I hope I get to see the exhibit, as I'm curious about this artist, and would like to see more of his work.
And you can bet I'll be there with my camera when I see a new sign go up!