Peace, by Beniamino Bufano

Peace, which stood at the entrance of SFO for nearly four decades, was moved following the airport’s expansion and renovation; is now located on Brotherhood Way, near Lake Merced.

Beniamino Bufano (October 15, 1890 – August 18, 1970) was a California-based Italian American sculptor, best known for his large-scale monuments representing peace. His modernist work often featured smoothly rounded animals and relatively simple shapes. He worked in ceramics, stone, stainless steel, and mosaic, and sometimes combined two or more of these media. Some of his works are cast stone replicas. He sometimes went by the name Benvenuto Bufano because he admired Benvenuto Cellini. His youthful nickname was “Bene,” which was often anglicized into “Benny.” He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in November 1938.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Peace, by Beniamino Bufano

  1. Bufano chopped off his trigger finger and sent it to President Woodrow Wilson at the onset of World War I as a protest against the war

  2. Bufano always fascinated me, my best friend lived in woodside hills on David d bohannon property. In the stable were molds of benny’s He got me my first job with David d’s daughter that led to me acquiring the largest original animal…there is a interview with Henry Miller that was on channel 54 or 10 that interest me

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