Giant Legs Sculpture Kicks Off Land Use Debate
Art or eyesore? The discussion is not a new one but it is certainly being rehashed in the Long Island community of Sag Harbor, where the fate of a towering pair of legs sculpted by a renowned artist now rests in the hands of the local Zoning Board.
"Some residents object to such a visible monument to their controversial sculptor, the American artist Larry Rivers, who died in 2002. Tourists gawk at them. Schoolchildren snicker. One of their owners, Janet Lehr, says they have become a kind of 'landmark' familiar to Hamptonites and have 'captured the public imagination.' "