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Continued: Minneapolis condemns Powderhorn Park house that homeowner turned into a political art display

  • Article by: MATT MCKINNEY , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 27, 2013 - 5:53 AM

A city official confirmed that Moore’s house would be condemned due to the water being shut off.

Owning up to a criminal past, including drug offenses and prison time, Moore said the yard sculptures were something he could use to channel his anger.

“I’ve been blessed,” he said. “Through years of being in prison and believing in the Lord upstairs, and believing in my love for my children, that’s changed. It’s made me a better person.”

 

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  • Andrew Moore sifted through pieces of art that he has assembled, mostly from junk, in his Minneapolis yard. After years of clashes with city officials, Moore’s property has been condemned. He said the sculptures would not be reassembled at another location: “I’m pretty sure not too many art galleries would want it.”

  • Almost all of Andrew Moore’s makeshift yard art had a pointed political edge, touching on issues such as racism, gentrification, poverty and unemployment.

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