|Sculptor Tom Otterness, center, in DUMBO in 2008. By MK Metz|
After learning about Otterness shooting an adopted dog to death 33 years ago as part of an art piece, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee on Monday called for his planned $750,000 public art installation in the Central Subway to be put on hold, according to SFgate.
Otterness contracted to create "a series of humorous sculptural vignettes featuring his signature bronze characters as transit riders," according to the San Francisco Arts Commission, which now says it will look into the incident.
In 2008 Otterness responded to the requests of many McBrooklyn readers who commented about the deed. His apology is here.
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