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Installation of Deborah Butterfield Sculpture on Park Avenue Mall from September through December 2005

WHEREAS, Edward Thorp Gallery proposes to install a collection of three sculptures of horses on the Park Avenue malls between 52nd and 53rd Streets, and between 53rd and 54th Streets from September through December 2005; and

WHEREAS, Each of the sculptures, measuring approximately 85" X 110" X 50", are composed of scrap metal-and-wood coated in bronze patina and have been conceived and crafted by the acclaimed artist Deborah Butterfield; and

WHEREAS, The sculptures will be made of heavy materials and will be grounded by fielding hole structures, thereby making them stable and immobile; and

WHEREAS, The City of New York Parks & Recreation Department will require Edward Thorp Gallery to pay for all installation and de-installation costs, including restoring of the fielding holes and repairing of the lawn; and

WHEREAS, Installation of the project will take place on weekends and abide by Department of Transportation regulations; and

WHEREAS, Quality public sculpture is a welcome addition to the City's cultural landscape; therefore be it

RESOLVED, That Community Board Five recommends approval of the application by Edward Thorp Gallery to install the Deborah Butterfield horse sculpture collection from September through December 2005.

The above resolution passed with a vote of 28 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstention

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