Artist Talks Promenade 9/11 Memorial

biography a.jpgBrooklyn Papers has scored an exclusive interview with reknowned British sculptor Anthony Caro regarding plans for a 9/11 memorial on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.  The idea was the brainstorm of local artist Phillip Ashby who approached the modernist with the concept. "I am very interested," he tells the newspaper. "I feel that [this is the right site for a] sculpture that invites public participation. Its design would allow it to be entered, climbed into or on." Caro adds that while he'd not charge his usual $1 million fee for such an endeavor, he would need to charge for materials and construction. 

The concept would need Parks Department approval, which Brooklyn Papers says may be difficult considering that several other Brooklyn based memorials are already in the works.

Brooklyn Heights preservation icon Otis Pearsall tells the newspaper, "[Ashby] may not be aware of how many monuments there already are." 


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