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 now encourages breast cancer awareness.

Tim Shea's Nursery and Landscaping

Address:
3515 S. Washington St., Grand Forks, ND
Directions:
Tim Shea's Nursery and Landscaping. South edge of the city. I-29 exit 138. Drive east on 32nd Ave. S. for two miles. Turn right at the stoplight onto S. Washington St. Drive a half-block. Make first left, then an immediate right onto road paralleling the highway. You'll quickly see the nursery on the left; the bra is in a flower bed near the parking lot.
Admission:
Free
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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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