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December 3, 2009

Local government officials in Ontario decided unexpectedly Monday night to grant protected status to one of Richard Serra’s most important early outdoor sculptures, “Shift,” a series of low concrete forms running through farmland now owned by a development company. The city council of King Township, north of Toronto, voted 6-1 to designate the work, completed in 1972, and some of the land around it as a protected cultural landscape under the Ontario Heritage Act, over the objections of the land’s owner, Hickory Hills Investments. (read more in NYTimes or The Globe & Mail)

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