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Best Place on Market Street to See Thought-Provoking Sculpture 

720 Market Street

The entranceway here contains a tall Stephen De Staebler's "angel" sculpture that seems ready to fly away. With no obvious eyes and no obvious mouth, this winged sculpture is a bit of a puzzle, but it's an inspired puzzle that regularly causes people to do a double-take as they walk between Kearny and Grant. Last year, the de Young Museum exhibited De Staebler's angels and other sculpture in a major show, "Matter + Spirit: The Sculpture of Stephen De Staebler," that drew raves. This piece at 720 Market Street, installed in 1989, is one of De Staebler's very best.

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