A sculpture by George Sugarman that has graced a downtown St. Paul corner since 1971 is being torn down. A potential million-dollar masterpiece, “St. Paul Sculptural Complex” was left out when the building was sold and is being removed and shipped to Austin, Texas for restoration and reinstallation.
And if you want to say goodbye, you better hurry. The 44-piece sculpture is at least halfway down as of tonight.
“This is just wrong, so wrong,” Public Art St. Paul founder Christine Podas Larson told the Star Tribune. Her organization raised $20,000 in an unsuccessful attempt to save the sculpture. (link via Across the Great Divide)