Appalled Artist, Animal Activist, Human Being
Artist Tom Otterness has been commissioned by an unnamed donor to sculpt bronze lions at the Battery Park Branch of New York Public Library for $750,000. In 1977, Otterness was involved in another art project. He bought a shelter dog, chained it to a fence, shot it to death and filmed the murder in a movie he called ‘Shot Dog Film.’
This crime has tainted any work he shows, publicly, and it would be a disgrace for the NY Public Library to let this project proceed.