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Condos planned for Broken Angel building as old owner continues fight  – NY Daily News

The Broken Angel building, shown in 2006, became a Brooklyn landmark through years of tinkering by its eccentric former owner, artist Arthur Wood.

“I haven’t lost,” Woods said Wednesday from his home in Beacon, where he now runs a small studio and gallery. “I’m preparing to go to Washington as soon as I’m notified.”

For more than three decades, Wood, 82, lived in the four-story Downing St. structure, all the while creating a landmark of metal, glass and mirrors that was featured in a 2005 documentary featuring the comedian Dave Chappelle.

But after a fire that led to numerous building violations, Wood was forced to default on a mortgage. He lost the asset in a hotly contested foreclosure and was evicted last May.

Artist Arthur Wood in 2013 before he was evicted from home, Broken Angel, in Clinton Hill.

via Condos planned for Broken Angel building as old owner continues fight  – NY Daily News.