Larry Rivers, “Legs” (1969) / paint  In June 2017, this 16-ft fiberglass sculpture was vandalized while on view outside the home of gallerists Janet Lehr and Ruth Vered in the Village of Sag Harbor in the Hamptons. The piece had been the subject of some controversy in the weeks leading up to the incident, as local officials argued it violated zoning rules; only days after citations were issued, unidentified parties splashed the work with red paint.   While the damage was repairable, the citations for removal stood.

Larry Rivers, “Legs” (1969) / paint

In June 2017, this 16-ft fiberglass sculpture was vandalized while on view outside the home of gallerists Janet Lehr and Ruth Vered in the Village of Sag Harbor in the Hamptons. The piece had been the subject of some controversy in the weeks leading up to the incident, as local officials argued it violated zoning rules; only days after citations were issued, unidentified parties splashed the work with red paint. 

While the damage was repairable, the citations for removal stood.

Christopher Schreck