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Controversial Sculpture Faces Removal

A sculpture recently added outside Gaylord Memorial Stadium may not be around much longer.

The covered wagon was introduced to OU’s campus last week as a donation from an alumnus.

On Monday, however, OU student Abigail Lee created a change.org petition asking for the removal of the piece due to sculptor Tom Otterness’ controversial past. 

In the petition, she mentions how in 1977 Otterness adopted a dog from a shelter, tied it up and shot it for a film he was working on.

“Battery Park denied his work, San Francisco Art Commission denied his work, the whole city of Lincoln, Nebraska denied his work. I guess I didn’t know why it was good enough for us but not good enough for many other places.”

The petition already has over 1700 signatures.

 

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