A new public artwork. Glowing 6-foot-6-inch letters spell out LOVE OVER RULES on the exterior wall of the Salma Family Building in the heart of the Yerba Buena neighborhood. Situated in an alley off Mission Street, the light sculpture is the first permanent public artwork in the United States by New York-based artist Hank Willis Thomas. A tribute to the artist's cousin, murdered in 2000, the blinking white neon installation shares his cousin's last recorded message to Thomas.
Sites Unseen presents the first permanent public commission by former Bay Area darling, New York-based conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas, enlivening Annie Alley, near the Museum of the African Diaspora. Sites Unseen has previously commissioned new works by Barry McGee and Leah Rosenberg, activating alley spaces throughout downtown San Francisco.