Museum's crab being replaced with new sculpturePosted by: Anonymous (not verified) on April 01, 2017 / 1:00 AM
The Museum of Vancouver is pleased to announce that it has removed its crab sculpture and will soon replace it with a new piece of commissioned art for Vancouver.
After reviewing a series of proposals the one that has been chosen by a panel of judges is Monolith 7.2 (see rendering below).
MOV's Executive Director Richard Mark declared, "this monumental sculpture whose squareness speaks to issues of deep significance for Vancouver will juxtapose the roundness of the building and the curviness of modern living."
Leading art critic Arthur Askey said, ‘this is a great day for Vancouver and marks the city’s clear commitment to move its approach to public art away from crabs and into square things’.
The Museum's Operations Director Gregorie Gregg insisted that the crab sculpture that has stood in front of the building for 50 years will not be wasted and will be recycled, in line with the city’s green initiative.
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