This morning, “06880” reported that the 19-foot, 10,000-pound typewriter eraser sculpture that’s entertained Beachside Avenue drivers and joggers for more than 20 years has relocated to Florida.
The story quickly made its way south. This afternoon, a spokesman for Norton Museum of Art — its new West Palm Beach home — emailed a photo of the installation.
And hey! I learned something else:
It’s sitting in Heyman Plaza.
The area outside the museum honors Sam and Ronnie Heyman. She’s a Norton trustee.
And — this is no coincidence — they’re the Beachside Avenue couple who donated the massive, quirky Claes Oldenburg/Coosje van Bruggen sculpture to the museum.
I guess like many Westporters, “Typewriter Eraser, Scale X” is a snowbird at heart.