- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 7, 2014

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 (https://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, https://www.newsday.com

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