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Grand Forks, North Dakota: 14-Foot-Tall Pink Bra

Built in the 1990s. Titled "Losing Support," it was a red-white-and-blue protest against government funding cuts for the arts. Salvaged and painted pink in 2015, retitled "Gaining Support," it encouraged breast cancer awareness.

Tim Shea's Nursery and Landscaping

3515 S. Washington St., Grand Forks, ND
Tim Shea's Nursery and Landscaping. On the east side of ND-81/S. Washington St., just north of its intersection with 36th Ave. S. Not visible from the street; you have to walk through the building to get to it.
M-F 9-5:30, Sa 9-5, Su 12-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Pink bra.

14-Foot-Tall Pink Bra

The Bra is still there! I saw it in person on 11/13/2023. It is inside the fence of the nursery, and in the winter you need to go through the store in order to access it. Store personnel reports that they moved it within the fence in order to draw in more business.

[Olivia L., 12/13/2023]
14-Foot-Tall Pink Bra

The bra is no longer at this location.

[Megan, 07/21/2023]
14-Foot-Tall Pink Bra

In the fenced off area of the nursery. Minimally visible if visiting before or after business hours.

[Beck, 07/11/2022]

Pink bra.

14-Foot-Tall Pink Bra

The bra is located in a fenced-in area, so make sure you go when they are open. An employee was nice enough to take the picture.

[Steve Braun, 06/21/2021]

Pink bra.

14-Foot-Tall Pink Bra

Yep. Big pink bra.

[Andrew, 05/08/2016]

The bra was sculpted by Peter John Larson and displayed on the local University of North Dakota campus to protest lack of government "support" for the arts. An administrator decided that the red-white-and-blue brassiere was offensive and had it removed. But it seemed a shame to waste such an eye-catching sculpture, so it was repainted pink and repurposed as a Breast Cancer Awareness bra.

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In the region:
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