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Burlington City Arts

The Winged Monkeys

Artist: 
Steve Larrabee

Union Station, 1 Main Street
1975, steel
 
The Winged Monkeys of the clock tower were originally made in 1975 for a waterbed store in downtown Burlington called “The Emerald City of Oz.” This piece actually boasts a fascinating story of theft. After the waterbed store moved to the Shelburne Road, the male monkey was stolen from the roof and disappeared. Months later, the thieves were nabbed in a stakeout and the piece was returned to the store owner. In 1997, the waterbed store closed and the monkeys were taken to the roof of One Main Street.

Photo by Michael Weizenegger