Graphic Statue of Virgin Mary Upsets Neighbors in Old Westbury

"The Virgin Mother" on display in New York, before its relocation to Old Westbury

She stands 33 feet tall, her body bronze and red in the winter sun, slashed open to reveal her skull, her tissue, and her developing fetus."The Virgin Mother"  is arguably the ugliest statue of Mary ever created.The creation of internationally acclaimed British artist Damien Hirst, the controversial work stands on the historic Old Westbury estate belonging to real estate mogul Aby Rosen; and Rosen's neighbors are not happy about it.  They're so unhappy, in fact, that a lawsuit has been f … [Read more...]