Bronze Bunny Unveiling Ceremony
On Saturday April 29, 2017, hundreds of people gathered outside of the Haight Street Art Center to celebrate the unveiling of Jeremy Fish’s much anticipated Bronze Bunny.
"To the city of San Francisco, thank you very much for still giving a shit about weird stuff like this statue. San Francisco deserves more weird stuff. San Francisco still kicks ass." ~Jeremy Fish
The Bronze Bunny is a permanent rendition of the Silly Pink Bunny, a temporary installation that sat at the corner of Haight and Laguna from 2010 to 2013 before it was ceremoniously destroyed to make way for a public housing development. Although the Silly Pink Bunny aroused mixed reactions at first, residents grew to love it as the greeter at the “Gates to the Haight,” and in 2012, it was recognized as the third-best public sculpture in San Francisco by SF Weekly.
Working with the developer and the Lower Haight Merchant and Neighborhood Association, Haight Street Art Center helped to raise over $50,000 through a Kickstarter campaign so that Jeremy Fish could fabricate a bronze version of the statue to be permanently installed on Haight Street.
Four years later, we are proud to have the Bronze Bunny watch over our entrance—preserving a slice of local history and reinforcing the City of San Francisco’s commitment to public art and “weird stuff.”
Wondering how this multiple ton statue arrived at its current location? Check out the video below: