The corner of Franklin and Golden Gate
This interpretation of the Pallazo Zuccari on the Spanish Steps in Rome, Italy once graced the front entry to San Francisco Italian restaurant Vivande.
Vivande was the run by Chef Carlo Middione. Middione lost his sense of taste and smell in an auto accident in Spring of 2007 and sadly closed his two restaurants.
This piece was created by Michael H. Casey in 1995.
Michael H. Casey (1947-2013), received his BFA in sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design. Moving to California in 1974 to work on the ornamental exterior of the Museum of Man in San Diego, he later became the Artist in Residence for the California State Capitol Restoration Project.
His work there includes Minerva in the Senate Chambers, the parget ceilings in the historical offices and much of the ornamentation throughout the building.
His other two commissions in San Francisco include St. Mathew and St Mark in Grace Cathedral.
He is responsible for sculptures on ACT Theater, The Adam Grant Building, The Emporium Dome at the Westfield Mall, and hundreds of other buildings throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.