San Francisco Nova, an oil on canvas painting that measures 46 in. x 69 in, is embellishing a wall at Terminal 3, San Francisco International Airport. It was created by talented photorealist Robert Bechtle. His use of ordinary subject matter, harsh lighting, and unstudied composition creates a sense of ironic distance typical of the genre. Shown here is Benton Street in San Francisco, one of the familiar local neighborhoods Bechtle frequently paints. His paintings always have a more personal feel.