Jedediah Caesar's sculpture Gleaners Stone was removed by officials in Culver City last week upon the request of a resident who likely mistook it for trash and ordered street maintenance, reports the Los Angeles Times blog Culture Monster.
Caesar, who is famous for incorporating debris and found objects into his cast resin sculptures, is included in this year’s California Biennial off-site projects. His 92-by-44-by-30-inch rectangular sculpture was originally installed on a street corner in Culver City on January 23, and after its brief removal, is now back in place.
Lauri Firstenberg, the guest curator of the California Biennial, said, "It's an issue of misperception of what the object is... The whole point is for people to see the art and interact with it."