Nov. 4, 2015 By Jackie Strawbridge
A large, pink sculpture that sparked considerable debate last year has been approved for installation on Jackson Avenue.
“Sunbather” by artist Ohad Meromi received final design approval from the Public Design Commission at an Oct. 26 meeting, according to the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA). It will be built at Jackson Avenue/43rd Avenue before the end of next year.
As the LIC Post reported in October, DCLA refused to make updated renderings of the sculpture publicly available ahead of this meeting, which was scheduled with minimal community notification or opportunity for public input.
However, now that the sculpture has been approved, the agency has released a new rendering.
A spokesperson said the final design is “very similar” to plans that were presented to the Community Board last year, although its orientation on the street median has shifted.