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USA: Sheep sculptures graze in the middle of NYC

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Seen from across 10th Avenue, this former Getty gas station might look like a good place to fill up. But a closer inspection reveals that it's become a grazing ground for sheep - sheep sculptures that is.

"Sheep Station" is an art installati...

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NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 13, 2013) (REUTERS)
FORMER GETTY GAS STATION, NOW THE SITE OF AN ART INSTALLATION CALLED 'SHEEP STATION' BY ART COLLECTOR AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER MI...

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 13, 2013) (REUTERS)
FORMER GETTY GAS STATION, NOW THE SITE OF AN ART INSTALLATION CALLED 'SHEEP STATION' BY ART COLLECTOR AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER MICHAEL SHVO
VARIOUS OF SHEEP SCULPTURES BY FRENCH ARTIST FRANCOIS-XAVIER LALANNE ON DISPLAY IN ART INSTALLATION 'SHEEP STATION'

(SOUNDBITE) (English) MICHAEL SHVO, ART COLLECTOR AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER, AND CO-CREATOR OF THE INSTALLATION, SAYING:
"Francois-Xavier Lalanne created these sheep, has created them with the intention of bringing the countryside into the Parisian home. We brought the countryside into the New York gas station."
GAS PUMP WITH SHEEP SCULPTURES
VARIOUS OF SHEEP SCULPTURES
SHVO POSING WITH PAUL KASMIN, OWNER OF THE PAUL KASMIN GALLERY AND CO-CREATOR OF THE INSTALLATION

(SOUNDBITE) (English) PAUL KASMIN, OWNER OF THE PAUL KASMIN GALLERY AND CO-CREATOR OF THE INSTALLATION
"It's true that the gas station is the iconic American emblem almost, isn't it. And here we are bringing rolling hills. It's a bit like returning America to the past, bringing the pastures back, temporarily."
VARIOUS OF 'SHEEP STATION'

(SOUNDBITE) (English) PAUL KASMIN, OWNER OF THE PAUL KASMIN GALLERY AND CO-CREATOR OF THE INSTALLATION
"I keep thinking about him because he would be so incredibly happy. This is exactly the kind of thing he wanted to happen, and envisaged happening. It would be a total joy."
SHEEP SCULPTURE HEAD IN FRONT OF GAS PUMP
TODDLER ACTING EXCITEDLY LOOKING AT INSTALLATION

(SOUNDBITE) (English) MICHAEL SHVO, ART COLLECTOR AND REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER, AND CO-CREATOR OF THE INSTALLATION, SAYING:
"The reason that people love this is because everybody can understand this. You don't have to be necessarily an art expert to understand why this is so beautiful."
VARIOUS OF PEDESTRIANS LOOKING AT AND PHOTOGRAPHING 'SHEEP STATION'
SHEEP ON DISPLAY
VARIOUS OF PEOPLE PHOTOGRAPHING 'SHEEP STATION'

(SOUNDBITE) (English) LUIS LUJAN, PERSON VIEWING 'SHEEP STATION', SAYING:
"I think it's great. I think it's making a statement probably about fossil fuel consumption perhaps, or is it maybe just a fashion week thing. I don't know. I just walked by and saw it but I think it's a really great installation. A little way to bring nature into the city."
PERSON PHOTOGRAPHING INSTALLATION FROM PASSING CAR

(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) RAQUEL PEREZ, PERSON VIEWING 'SHEEP STATION', SAYING:
"It's pretty, I like it a lot. It's very curious, the little sheep, they're very pretty."
VARIOUS OF 'SHEEP STATION'

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