Major city art commission causes uproar

November 24, 2014 3:09 AM

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An irregularity in the awarding of one of the most significant local art commissions in years has resulted in the resignation of a Houston Arts Alliance executive and stunned a sculptor who was preparing to create the biggest project of his career.

The alliance was managing the selection process for Houston First Corporation, which wants to install an iconic artwork as a feature of the new lobby being built at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The project is on a fast-track because Houston First wants its renovations completed in time for...

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