International Terminal

Boarding Area A - Level 3 - Post-Security
Salty Peanuts

Salty Peanuts 2000

Mildred Howard
Saxophones, powder coated steel
192 in.. x 300 in.
SFAC 99
SFAC

This assemblage is created from 130 real saxophones. Above and below the saxophones are the opening bars of jazz great Dizzy Gillespie’s famous composition, “Salt Peanuts.” 

The artwork is not only a homage to Gillespie, it is also an acknowledgment of the importance of jazz in San Francisco’s cultural history.