That isn’t the case with some people in Vancouver. It isn’t so much that they object to the Poodle statue as to the price which was paid for by the taxpayers. And there is even more funding yet to come for public art.
The seven-foot tall porcelain Poodle statue sits on top of a 25-foot thick black pole, part of a project that cost just under $100,000 paid for by funds from the city, federal government and transit system.
The sculpture, officially called "Untitled (Poodle)," was created by Gisele Amantee.
It is located on Main Street, part of a series of works which includes a bus wrapped in the image of a knit cozy of a pink Poodle.
According to the artist,
...the statue is expressive of the general surroundings of the street. The poodle is not associated with a particular culture, and can therefore be enjoyed by a wide range of people along the street and in the surrounding neighbourhoods. Source
Power to the Poodles