Raymond & Toby
John Ahearn is an American sculpture best known for his public art and street art. In 1991, he was commissioned by the 44th Police Precinct in the Bronx to create a series of sculptures. The sculptures were later relocated to Socrates Sculpture Park, where they reside today.
The sculptures, also known as the ‘South Bronx Bronzes’ prompted a debate on who gets to make public art and who it is for. Read more in Jane Kramer’s 1992 article for the New Yorker, “Whose Art Is It.”