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Students Removing Art From Memorial Space

Monday, May 08, 2006

Brooklyn College art students are removing their thesis projects from a city-owned memorial space near the Brooklyn Bridge this afternoon.

REPORTER: This comes after the Brooklyn Parks Commissioner decided Thursday that the art work was inappropriate and asked that it be removed. Mayor Bloomberg backed the decision.

BLOOMBERG: There has been an understanding ever since art was put here that the art would be appropriate for families and respectful and appropriate for a war memorial and this time it was not.

REPORTER: Some of the pieces included a sculpture of male genitalia and a sexually charged video. A Brooklyn college spokeswoman says the Parks Commissioner has never complained about student artwork before and adds that the college is proud to display the works on campus.

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