After more than seven years of legal back and forth, the Larry Rivers sculpture known as "Legs," which was erected outside the Sag Harbor home of Janet Lehr and Ruth Vered, has been ordered to be removed. The 16 foot tall statue was deemed by the town board a structure that required variances (which have all been denied) because it was too tall, too close to the property line, and protruded into the sky plane.
Now, a decision by State Supreme Court Judge James Hudson states that the Zoning Board of Appeals "properly found that the sculpture was a structure" so down it needs to come. Our take? We like it and think it looks cool where it is, and it's sculpture, not an illegal shed, for heaven's sake. Farewell, "Legs"!
· 'Legs' Sculpture In Sag Harbor Village To Come Down [27E]
· All previous coverage of "The Legs" controversy [CH]