WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) - A 33-foot bronze sculpture of a nude pregnant woman has upset a Long Island village.
The statue, “The Virgin Mother,” by British artist Damien Hirst has an exposed fetus, skull and tissue.
It sits on a conservation easement of the historic Old Westbury estate of real estate mogul Aby Rosen.
Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/1lXC6jZ ) says the village has strict rules regulating easements. A hearing on the issue is set for May 19.
It previously sat in the courtyard at Lever House in mid-Manhattan.
Rosen is being sued by the New York Landmarks Conservancy over his plan to move a Picasso painting it owns from The Four Seasons Restaurant in Manhattan. The restaurant is in the Seagram Building owned by Rosen’s company, RFR Holding Corp.
Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com