Brooklyn’s gateway will be adorned with a permanent sculpture by world-class artist Brian Tolle, city officials told The Brooklyn Paper this week.
Tolle, a professor at Parsons New School for Design, was one of nearly 40 artists who responded to a city request for a permanent installation on the median of Flatbush Avenue between Tillary Street and Johnson Place, where the Manhattan Bridge spills out into Brooklyn.
The design of Tolle’s gateway has yet to be finalized, but the artist is a local favorite. His sculpture, “Witch Catcher” (pictured), was featured in an exhibition at City Hall Park in 2003.
And Tolle created the celebrated “Irish Hunger Memorial” in Battery Park City.
He could not be reached for comment