Doc Saves Sculp with Joint Effort
New York Post | Press

A fund-raiser to save beloved Hamptons sculpture the Stargazer has reached its goal of $100,000 through a generous donation. The structure – a huge ruddy-colored abstract of a deer head on County Road 111 in Eastport that serves as a sentry to the Hamptons – had a GoFundMe campaign created for it earlier this summer in order to raise money for a restoration. Now, we’re told the call for $100,000 has been answered by philanthropist Dr. Harvey Manes collector – who reportedly owns works ranging from Picasso and Rembrandt to Banksy and Kaws – has donated more than $1 million to charities through his foundation and will be honored at this year’s Hamptons Fine Art Fair. The original fabricator of the Stargazer, David Morris, 72, spoke with Page Six about the restoration, telling us the sculpture had suffered damage from woodpeckers, moisture and a storm that hit last August. The 70-foot-by50-foot piece was designed by the late Linda Scott and was erected in 1991.