A big ben renovation in a San Francisco neighborhood is about to get some love from a local artist.
According to a post on Facebook, artist Josh Kwan is offering to paint the big ben in black and white to match the surrounding landscaping and street art.
It’ll cost $250,000 to do the job, but the reward for painting the big will be a free painting of the city in white.
The San Francisco Giants have had a longstanding history of making their home in the city, and a lot of fans have been able to see their team’s colors in their stadium, which opened in 1966.
But since then, the Giants have only played in the National League West, and they’ve had few other options for fans to see the team.
The Giants haven’t won a championship since 2006, and the team has struggled financially ever since.
Kwan has made a name for himself as an artist who specializes in using reclaimed materials to decorate the Giants’ ballpark.
He paints big, iconic names, including the Giants, the San Francisco Bay Bridge, and even the San Jose Sharks logo.
After the Giants lost the 2016 Stanley Cup Finals, the team started looking for an alternative home for the team, and Kwan said he saw a potential market for the old stadium in the Mission Bay area.
“I knew it was going to be a big deal,” Kwan told SFGate.
“The Mission Bay is such a vibrant area, and I wanted to see if I could find a way to really turn it into something special.
I thought, this would be a great opportunity to make the team’s home a part of the new stadium.”
He’s working on the project with a team member named Andrew and is hoping to have the work done by the end of the month.
There are a lot going on with this one, but it looks pretty awesome to me, said Kwan.