Every time Brooklyn artist Tom Otterness installs another public sculpture, someone brings up that he once adopted a pound dog just to shoot and kill it for a film. His next piece for the New York Public Library in Battery Park was commissioned for $750,000 by an anonymous donor. Cue cyclical uproar.
It was the ’70s, he was 25, he’s really sowy, yet, those bronze, capitalism-lampooning cuties at the 14th St A/C/E stop won’t be so cute… for the next few days, ’till some other shit happens.