"This book makes available a series of documents concerning the attempt by a United States Government Agency (the General Services Administration) to remove and thereby destroy Richard Serra's Tilted Arc, a sculpture at Federal Plaza, New York City. The sculpture was destroyed in the spring of 1989." -- publisher's statement. Includes documentation of public statements given by and letters written by Serra, David R. Dibner, Edward D. Re, Ray Kline, L.L. Mitchell, William J. Diamond, Barbara G. Gerwin, Randall Bourscheidt, John C. Egan, David R. Collens, H. Peter Stern, Frederieke S. Taylor, Howard M. Metzenbaum, Gustave Harrow, Douglas Crimp, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Claes Oldenburg, Coosje van Bruggen, Rosalind Krauss, Suzanne Delehanty, Julia Brown, Malcolm Graff, Clara Weyergraf-Serra, Benjamin Buchloh, Emile De Antonio, Joel Kovel, Annette Michelson, Mrs. Jacob K. Javits, Virginia Kee, Frank Stella, William Rubin, Robert Smith, Bert Diener, Betty St. Clair, Harriette Dorsen, Norman Steinlauf, Joseph I. Liebman, Ted Weiss, Vickie O'Dougherty, William Toby, Harry Watson, Jssie Gray, Peter Hirsch, Margo Jacobs, Shirley Paris, Paul Goldstein, Donald W. Thalacker, Dwight Ink, Jerald Ordover, Eward M. Kennedy, Tom Downey, Frank Horton, Hamilton Fish, Jr., Jim Jeffords, and Thomas F. Eagleton.