Arts Commission Continues Chaos Around Angelou Statue
by Jen Longley
Jan 12, 2020
The debacle surrounding the proposed statue of San Francisco author Maya Angelou is back to the fore this week as the San Francisco Arts Commission announced plans to re-submit bids from the first round of rejected artist applications- without asking if the artists would like to be considered again.

The Commission ‘chose to go back to square one’ after Supervisor Catherine Stefani objected to the design of the statue the initially selected artist wanted to use. The Chronicle explores the communications debacle, hard feelings among the artists and previous selection committee, and the racial implications of a white Supervisor sidelining a black artist’s vision in this Chronicle deep-dive.