BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Shark Girl is on display in Buffalo and at least one official from the statue’s old home of Cincinnati feels a slight bite of sorrow.
The life-size stature of a girl in a Victorian dress and a shark head was installed at Buffalo’s Canalside this week after a yearlong stint on Cincinnati’s waterfront.
Buffalo’s Albright-Knox Art Gallery paid an undisclosed sum for artist Casey Riordan Millard’s statue, which was funded with a $6,000 grant through Cincinnati’s Arts Ambassador Fellowship.
Jan Brown Checco, an arts administrator for Cincinnati’s public parks, told the Buffalo News ( ) that the move “kind of pulled the rug out from under us” because they thought Shark Girl would stay a bit longer.
Still, Checco said the city applauds its artists and welcomes their success.