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Mohandas K. Gandhi (sculpture)

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Year  1988 (1988)
Medium  Bronze
Dimensions  2.4 m (8 ft)
Height  2.4 m
Created  1988
Material  Bronze
Type  Sculpture
Subject  Mahatma Gandhi
Artist  Zlatko Pounov
Opened  1988
Media  Bronze
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Location  San Francisco, California, United States
Similar  San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco Ferry Buil, Chinatown, Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf

Mohandas K. Gandhi is a 1988 bronze sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi, located in the plaza of the San Francisco Ferry Building along the Embarcadero in San Francisco, California, United States. The 8-foot (2.4 m) tall sculpture was a gift from the Gandhi Memorial International Foundation.


msnbc.com contributor Chris Rodell wrote that the sculpture of Gandhi, a "renowned vegetarian", was appropriate for the plaza, being the site of a weekly farmers' market.

In 2010, a group called the Organization for Minorities of India, which formed to protest the oppression of Indian minorities, demanded the removal of the sculpture, claiming Gandhi was a racist "who harbored violent urges".

The sculpture is a known target for vandalism; the eyeglasses are the most-stolen item, and the staff has been broken on several occasions.

Jack Dorsey takes new employees of Square, Inc. on a walk between the Gandhi sculpture and corporate headquarters, discussing the guiding principles of the company along the way.


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