A RICHARD HUNT SCULPTURE STANDS IN NEGLECT BY THE CITY OF NEW YORK
Richard Hunt, one of America's foremost abstract sculptors who is of African American descent, has an important sculpture dating from his earlier years surrounded by overgrown bushes loaded with thorns. Why and how did this come about? THE HOLLER! has imagined the possibilities and have come up with one: the location...yes! Harlem is an easy place for the city to forget about. After all, it's fitting to have art that is in need of repair with weeds growing around it, where, except for the gentrified areas, there are still blighted lots and dangerously weak structures. If you don't like what you see in the photo and this video, call 311 and lodge a complaint with the city; who knows, they might do something! It's located at Morningside Avenue and 125th Street on a traffic island; the grounds around the sculpture need to have those bushes removed and most likely the sculpture itself is in need of repair.