After a Beach Weekend, the Astor Place Cube Comes Home

Dave Petrie, the director of the estate of the artist who created the Astor Place cube, gave it a spin at the Hamptons Fine Art Fair in Southampton, N.Y.Credit...James Barron/The New York Times

The famous spinning sculpture, which got rejuvenated recently, left the Hamptons on Monday.

Like so many Manhattanites who have spent the weekend in the Hamptons, a familiar landmark had to go back to New York City.

The giant Astor Place cube was a big star in the East End of Long Island, if only because it is 8 feet tall, weighs 1,800 pounds and was right there next to the entrance to the Hamptons Fine Art Fair in Southampton, N.Y.

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