I have to be honest, I’m not sure how I feel about “Larry’s Legs” the controversial statue of legs that stand in Sag Harbor.
Well let me rephrase that, I know exactly how I feel about the statue. I think it’s ugly. There is really nothing about Larry’s Legs that I like. I don’t go by Vered‘s house and get angry about it, I just think it’s an ugly piece of artwork is all. If I owned a house and somebody one day gave me that statue for free, I’d say, “Thank you so much, this is lovely,” and then I’d either try and sell it or put it in storage somewhere.
With that being said. I don’t have a passion like others to have the legs removed off of Vered’s property. I like the Vered gallery, I respect Vered and Janet and I think that if they like something and want to display it out in front of their house, then this is America damn it, and they should be allowed to do whatever the hell they want to do on their property.
But then, yet again, I am torn.
Because if it were me, and if there was some kind of controversy like this but I really loved the art, I’d just move it to where people couldn’t see it so easily, so that I could see it and enjoy it still but others couldn’t. But that’s just me, I just want everybody to be happy and don’t like to rock the boat unless I see something that I judge to be incredibly wrong.
But then on the other hand, if I were in this situation, a part of me would want to go to war over it for two reasons. One reason, just in general, I don’t like it when somebody can say that I can or cannot do something, even if what they are telling me I can’t do wasn’t something I wanted to do in the first place. But secondly, if I were in the art business and needed people around the world to know that I was a go to source for fine art in the Hamptons, I wouldn’t mind seeing my name in nearly every major American publication talking about how I was fighting for the right to show off an important piece of artwork.
It’s looking like this whole issue is about to be finalized, and according to the New York Post anyway, Larry’s Legs may walk off (you gotta love those headlines).
I guess I’m in the grey on this, however, I’m very much leaning towards the side of keeping Larry’s Legs around, really just because I feel strongly that freedom is important. It’s not like we are all staring at a giant penis on the side of a house as we walk by it. I mean, it’s just a pair of legs. Nice legs. Larry’s Legs.