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The Art of Debate

A pair of 16'1" legs, a sculpture by the late artist Larry Rivers, continues to dance its way into headlines. The WSJ offers the latest overview, which revolves around whether or not sculptures should be subject to structural zoning laws. If so, then the legs must go! (They stand a foot higher than zoning permits.) But even if infamous sculptures like this one turn out to be exempt from zoning laws, it's unlikely the debate will die down. After all, some residents are a little sensitive to the work of art's risqué nature. As one neighbor puts it, "this is not Greenwich Village." [WSJ]