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OY/YO sign moving to Brooklyn Museum

August 31, 2018 By Sara Bosworth Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Photo:  Etienne Frossard ©Deborah Kass Studio LLC, Courtesy Two Trees Management Co
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The iconic OY/YO sculpture is making a move. The 8-foot-tall, bright yellow art piece is heading to the Brooklyn Museum, slated to be placed out front as part of a new public art display called “Something to Say,” amNewYork reported.

The sculpture, created by artist Deborah Kass, made its Brooklyn debut in 2015 after it was commissioned by Two Trees Public Art for Brooklyn Bridge Park. Viewed with the Manhattan skyline in the background, it read “OY,” and on the flipside, against the backdrop of Brooklyn, it read “YO.”  

In 2017 the sculpture moved to the Williamsburg waterfront. Now, this September, it will be making its second move to the plaza on Eastern Parkway outside the museum.

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“Something to Say” will be on view from Sept. 14 to June 30, 2019 and will also include work by Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, Kameelah Janan Rasheed and Hank Willis Thomas.

“When I created OY/YO the American promise of equality and fairness was writ in the most diverse administration ever, working to make the country a better place for all,” Kass said in a statement. “With hate and division now on the rise, it is urgent to see our commonalities, what we share, and what brings us together.”


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