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Rat Cop by Tom Otterness at Max Fish

Originally part of “Life Underground” (which we all know I am not a fan of…), The Metropolitan Transit Authority asked artist Tom Otterness to remove the bronze “Rat Cop,” as it was deemed offensive to New York City Cops…Lower East Side bar Max Fish purchased the piece as part of their permanent collection. It now sits at the end of the bar.

Tom Otterness Rat Cop
Opened in 1989, Max Fish has always been a part of the art scene with its large collection displayed around the bar, frequented by the art crowd, curating art shows in the bar space, and even opening a pop up bar in 2009’s Art Basel Miami. Expect a mixed crowd of art kids, aging East Village punks and the college crowd. The drinks are stiff, but the lighting is bad…entirely too bright for a proper dive. The landlords have apparently raised their rent, so the bar keeps threatening to move.

Who: Tom Otterness

What: “Rat Cop” Sculpture

Where: Max Fish Bar, 178 Ludlow Street

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  1. Rat Cop by Tom Otterness at Max Fish: Originally part of “Life Underground” (which we all know I am not a fan of… http://t.co/OkVmT9O2

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