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Peter and Willie

Photo of "Peter and Willie" sculpture

Sculptor Otto Neals, 1997
Imagination Playground, Lincoln Road entrance to Prospect Park, Brooklyn

This playful piece features the bronze figures of a boy reading a book with his dog on a contoured basalt boulder. The intimate sculpture was inspired by Peter's Chair, one of a series of children's books authored by Ezra Jack Keats, and was created by Brooklyn resident Otto Neals.

Read the Historical Sign for Peter and Willie

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