"Legs," a 16-foot tall sculpture by the late artist Larry Rivers, has been from Ruth Vered and Janet Lehr's Madison Street home by Sept. 15, according to , and Patch readers had a lot to say about the Sag Harbor Zoning Board of Appeals' move.
Some will not miss the legs:
said, "I'll be glad to see the legs gone, and the issue closed. Nothing against Ruth & Janet, but those legs are really ugly."
said, "Glad to see them go."
Others cracked jokes:
quipped, "These legs are made for walking...."
While others disagreed with the ZBA's decision and lamented the loss of "Legs" (Though it must be noted that Vered says the fight isn't over):
said, "The legs have been determined to be a structure that needed to comply with building code rather than a work of art by a widely respected artist. It's a pity. I find them rather whimsical"
- Amy said, "This is ridiculous."
- Karin said, "Booo!!!!"
- Tara said, "Another domino falls in Sag Harbor."
- Jean said, "What a shame! Go Ruth and Janet...fight them"
said, "Congratulations to Sag Harbor for becoming a laughing stock in the art world. Foolish is as foolish does. Now that that is taken care of, what about every other accessory structure in the Village that is not 35 feet from the sidewalk. That would be a lot of home garages and all of the big ugly mailboxs with windmills, whales etc on them."
- replied, "Who gives a flying duck what the 'art world' thinks...nothing but a bunch of self-important elite fops who think paint drizzled over pipe cleaners with a dash of color is the height of culture."
came to the defence of the ZBA. She said, "Local zoning boards have a difficult job in trying to deal with this type of issue. They rely on their legal counsel to help interpret code, which is often vague, as well as to uphold the community's standards, also not easy! An unusual question like this one is challenging, to say the least! But board members are just regular citizens, trying to represent the community with fairness in their decisions, and they deserve our thanks for their service. It's community service at its best and often a thankless job."