Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

City may relocate sculpture of nude man - DETROIT

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • City may relocate sculpture of nude man - DETROIT

    Monday, April 23, 2007

    Brighton

    City may relocate sculpture of nude man

    Brighton studies switch of controversial work with popular 'The Children' at Mill Pond.

    Candice Williams / The Detroit News
    Brandy Baker / The Detroit News

    Perry McClung takes a break from bicycling near the nude sculpture "Decision Pending." See full image


    Comment on this story

    BRIGHTON -- A controversial sculpture of a nude man may find a new, less visible, home downtown.

    The City Council is considering switching "Decision Pending" in the bustling Mill Pond area with the crowd favorite, "The Children," on North Street.

    "This was to remove some controversy and balance that with the citizens saying we don't necessarily want this, and those that want to protect freedom of expression," said Mayor Steve Monet.

    The council recently spent $10,000 on "The Children" by Marie Davis; the Downtown Development Authority spent $50,000 on three sculptures including the nude male. The life-size bronze sculpture by artist Jay Holland sparked controversy when it was installed last spring as part of the Brighton Biennial.

    Residents voted "The Children," bronzed heads of a boy and girl, the most popular among the 27 sculptures.

    "It got the No. 1 vote," he said. "Why don't we put it (at Mill Pond)?"

    The council will discuss moving "The Children" to the Mill Pond area at its May 3 meeting. "Decision Pending" could replace it on North Street or another location downtown, Monet said.

    "The further they could move it the better," said resident Patrick Flynn.

    You can reach Candice Williams at (517) 552-5504 or [email protected].

    http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070...TRO04/704230358/1015

  • #2
    Monday, April 23, 2007

    Brighton

    City may relocate sculpture of nude man

    Brighton studies switch of controversial work with popular 'The Children' at Mill Pond.

    Candice Williams / The Detroit News
    Brandy Baker / The Detroit News

    Perry McClung takes a break from bicycling near the nude sculpture "Decision Pending." See full image


    Comment on this story

    BRIGHTON -- A controversial sculpture of a nude man may find a new, less visible, home downtown.

    The City Council is considering switching "Decision Pending" in the bustling Mill Pond area with the crowd favorite, "The Children," on North Street.

    "This was to remove some controversy and balance that with the citizens saying we don't necessarily want this, and those that want to protect freedom of expression," said Mayor Steve Monet.

    The council recently spent $10,000 on "The Children" by Marie Davis; the Downtown Development Authority spent $50,000 on three sculptures including the nude male. The life-size bronze sculpture by artist Jay Holland sparked controversy when it was installed last spring as part of the Brighton Biennial.

    Residents voted "The Children," bronzed heads of a boy and girl, the most popular among the 27 sculptures.

    "It got the No. 1 vote," he said. "Why don't we put it (at Mill Pond)?"

    The council will discuss moving "The Children" to the Mill Pond area at its May 3 meeting. "Decision Pending" could replace it on North Street or another location downtown, Monet said.

    "The further they could move it the better," said resident Patrick Flynn.

    You can reach Candice Williams at (517) 552-5504 or [email protected].

    http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070...TRO04/704230358/1015

    Comment


    • #3
      We have a nude bronze statue in the middle of our Government complex that features a man, wife and their child dancing in a circle. So far, it hasn't been an issue, but I am just waiting for the day. I'm sure it's bound to happen.

      Comment


      • #4
        Would that be one of Clement Renzi's works nudeM?
        Send us a picture please
        b.l.

        Comment


        • #5
          Use the Link given in my original post to see a picture of the work.

          Comment


          • #6
            Sorry Bushnud, I was refering to the sculpture mentioned by nudeM.

            b.l.

            Comment


            • #7
              Brighton officials won't move nude sculpture

              Common sense prevails for now. I just hope nobody tries to vandalize it again.

              Comment

              Working...
              X