Columnist Herb Caen and artist G. Mark Mulleian.

Known for his mammoth sized paintings, in addition to his
other works, Mulleian was
becoming a big attraction at the Frank Gallery on Sutter Street’s Gallery Row. While painting
them high on a scaffold in plain
view of public spectators, the
artist was often interviewed by
the press, who frequently
brought their news cameras to document the progress of
various paintings and feature
them in their columns, including United Press International (UPI). Foremost among these was Herb Caen, who made mention of Mulleian and his work several
times in his daily tales of goings
-on in Baghdad By The Bay.