Beverly Hills City Council Continues To Debate Placement Of Potential Ringo Starr Art Donation
Posted Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 6:34 pm
By Matt Lopez
Rock legend Ringo Starr is hoping to donate a piece of art to the City of Beverly Hills, but the City is not quite ready to Let It Be.
The City Council and representatives for the legendary Beatles drummer discussed the possibility of hosting a piece of art near City Hall that Starr would like to donate to the City of Beverly Hills.
Starr, a resident of Beverly Hills, has constructed a stainless steel sculpture of a hand giving the “peace sign” that is 8-feet high by 4.5-feet wide and weighs approximately 800 pounds.
Originally, the potential donation was brought before the Fine Art Commission in September 2017, but the commission felt did it not meet the strict donation criteria laid out in the City’s Fine Art Ordinance. Due to Starr’s Beverly Hills residency and worldwide fame, the Fine Art Commission recommended that the City Council accept donation of the piece.
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