A portion of a mesmerizing copper art installation set to be formally presented in City Hall Park on Saturday has been swiped. According to the Post, the thief made off with a portion of the 40 pound—borrowed—sculpture by artist Danh Vo as it was being installed this week.
The sculpture was one of around 39 pieces scattered around City Hall Park, with a companion exhibit in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Called "We The People," the piece consists of various life-sized replica parts of the Statue of Liberty, by which Vo became inspired after learning that the original is only the width of two pennies—just as his is.
A representative from the Public Art Fund declined to comment on which piece was taken, saying only that "we can confirm that a small part of the artwork disappeared from the park during installation, and a police investigation is underway."
Visitors can still enjoy the remaining 38 pieces, in addition to Lady Liberty's sleeve near Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 3. The piece was on loan from the Galerie Chantal Crousel in Paris. It's unclear whether news of the $6,000 missing artwork has been broken to its owners.