i saw this plaque yesterday on my way to blue bottle in hayes valley to get a glass of their new orleans ice coffee. i was so excited to see this. i had heard about this project, but hadn't seen any yet.
it's a project that was conceived by scott wayne indiana, who is the sweetness behind the horse project, which i wrote about in june. american testimonial is an irrevrent pairing of hot, contemporary media darlings w/influential movers and shakers of the previous century. the hope is that viewers will stop and think twice about who in our society we deem to be important and for why.
personally i find hope atherton, kind of ehhh and jazz just kind of eludes and annoys me. but i like the thought of these two people from completely different areas paradoxically opposed. just another reason why i love san francisco...street art here is thoughtful and dynamic. by the by...there are 19 plaques and they are dispersed amongst 5 cities; new york, minneapolis, la, seattle and our beloved san francisco.