BY DAVE PRICE
Daily Post Editor
The story of the ugly Digital DNA egg in Palo Alto’s Lytton Plaza had a happy ending when Harvard gratefully accepted the sculpture.
A Harvard spokesman put out a written statement saying, “We feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to display this important work on our campus.” (I’ll bet the reason the spokesman issued a written statement was because if he had to say it out loud, he would have started laughing.)
But now that Harvard has taken the egg off of our hands (and our faces), the Palo Alto Art Commission ought to ask if that university is interested in any other ugly Palo Alto sculptures.
Harvard could take “Go Mama,” the hideous sculpture of a doll with a child’s face in the stomach that mars the corner of California Avenue and Ash Street.
Maybe we could interest them in the sculpture of the car with legs in Jerry Bowden Park at Alma Street and Oregon Expressway?
Editor Dave Price’s column appears on Mondays. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.