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Walnut Creek Magazine


May 17, 2017 02:20PM ● By Pam Kessler

Photography by Jessica Freels

Watch out Fountainhead, here comes Bullman! The City of Walnut Creek welcomed a new piece of public artwork —a life-sized, cast bronze sculpture titled Bullman with Bulldog by artist Gerald Heffernon. Hanging out on the corner of Main and Mt. Diablo, the “humanimal” sculpture depicts a man with a bull’s head and his companion—a bulldog. A longtime supporter of the arts, the piece was gifted to the city by developer Brian Hirahara who hopes it will spark laughter in its prominent location in front of his building at 1500 Mt. Diablo.  “I like Gerald’s whimsical, humorous artistic approach, and I think Bullman with Bulldog will not only grab people’s attention, but also put a grin on their face—this is the intent,” Hirahara says.


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