Artist James Turrell blames the construction of Museum Tower in Dallas for "destroying" his artwork, Tending (Blue). The piece, which previously featured a skyspace and a clear view into the sky, now includes an undesired view of the much disputed tower.
The sign is the latest element in an on-going dispute between the developers and the neighboring Nasher Sculpture Center, home to the works of many of the world’s great sculptures. Nasher claims glare from the 42-story Tower is damaging its sculptures.
Both sides say negotiations are underway to find a resolution, but no solution has been announced.
The Sculpture Center placed a sign in front of Tending (Blue) this week, explaining that the artist had declared his work destroyed. The sign also says that Mr. Turrell is in the process of recreating the exhibit to "eliminate Museum Tower from the viewer's line of sight."
The original design of the Tower was only 21 stories tall and would not have affected Mr. Turrell's work, according to local media.