If you've been to San Francisco City Hall lately, you have undoubtedly come face to face with at least a few bust sculptures honoring famous bay area figures. But did you know that Art Academia's very own Inna Polnar helped design one of the newest busts on display? It's true!

Entering the building from Van Ness Street, guests are greeted by a large bronze Adolf Sutro sculpture set on a solid granite pedestal.

Inna worked closely with famous sculptor Jonah Hendrickson, who is also credited with crafting the Harvey Milk bust in the same building, and the United Humanitarian Mission which raised funds for the project. Today, the Sutro bust occupies a prominent first-floor spot, previously held by a Willie Brown bust (which has since moved upstairs).

 Initial small scale model (known as a maquette)

Initial small scale model (known as a maquette)

 Completed bronze sculture (Located in SF City Hall)

Completed bronze sculture (Located in SF City Hall)

Next time you visit San Francisco City Hall, we invite you to find this Adolf Sutro bust, take a photo with it, and upload it to our Facebook page!

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AuthorYury Polnar