Claus Oldenburg's "Clothespin" has been loved and reviled by Philadelphians for over 35 years. Frnk Rizzo, the mayor when the clothespin was installed, tried to sound like an art critic and he was publically quite critical of the piece. Oldenburg saw Philly as totally blue collar not blue blood. The old line and the "wanabees" hated it.
PS, the piano set ups were an installation idea that NYC stole fromm little LAQncaster Pa. where theyve been on the street for almost two years now. Theyve had everything from piano mini oparades and piano bands where theyd gather the pianos and roll them into center city and 35 poeople would play the instruments .