- Associated Press - Sunday, March 1, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A public sculpture outside a state office in Santa Fe is relocating at the request of a New Mexico land commissioner.

Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn tells the Albuquerque Journal (https://bit.ly/1aDIVph) that the large brick head on display outside the State Land Office in Santa Fe is unattractive and he doesn’t like it.

The sculpture, which is called “Brickface Hope” and has the word “hope” etched in several places, was created by artist James Tyler.

“Brickface” is part of New Mexico’s permanent collection and has been on a five-year loan to the Land Office since 2011.

New Mexico Arts officials say the city of Santa Fe will take the sculpture. But no location has been found yet.

Dunn says he will replace the piece with an oil field pump jack.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal, https://www.abqjournal.com

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