When Does Art Require A Zoning Code?

A bizarre legal battle has broken out in high-society Connecticut, pitting two art-collecting homeowners who want to keep a 40-ton concrete sculpture on their lawn against neighbors and the town they live in, who claim that the object should be considered a structure and require a ‘certificate of appropriateness.’ “The fight has not yet become an all-out battle over the First Amendment, since deliberations have not dwelt on the artwork’s content or message so much as its size and manner of installation.”