Artist Jeremy Fish finally shares the story of the Silly Pink Bunny heist

Some of you may remember Silly Pink Bunny, a sculpture by local artist Jeremy Fish, which held court in the Lower Haight until 2013. Jeremy joined us on the podcast to tell the story, in his own words, of the bunny’s evolution from a goofy pink (and occasionally peed-on) neighborhood fixture to the revered bronze bunny sculpture it is today.

Jeremy himself says that the story behind the bunny is almost more interesting than the actual piece of art. Seeing as how this story connects art, taggers, grand theft bunny (that’s a thing, right?), crowdfunding, community, and condos, we’re inclined to agree.

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Spoiler alert: Though the demise of the original Silly Pink Bunny was captured on video for posterity, many (us included) were very curious about how the icon was preserved.

Here’s Jeremy working on the original version of the bunny statue.


Photo by Hoodline

And here’s the bronze bunny, now impervious to spiders and other harsh elements.


Photo by @mrjeremyfish

You’ve probably seen Jeremy’s work all around town, in fact, from his work as the artist in residence at City Hall, the heart in Union Square, to the fantastic mural at Tony’s Pizza in North Beach. Jeremy’s advice to our listeners is to get outside and get yourselves to the Haight Street Art Center, the bronze bunny’s current residence, at 215 Haight Street between Laguna and Buchanan. We agreeā€”and our advice is to follow the illustrious work of Jeremy Fish on Instagram, on YouTube, and at www.SillyPinkBunnies.com

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