Oh, Billy Yeager. You had us going with your claim about dropping that Steinway in Biscayne Bay. Admittedly, we were a bit cynical when you said your slight wife managed to lift the piano off a barge and onto the sandbar. A couple other claims (like when you said man can survive on sunlight alone and listed a treehouse as a past residence) also made us uneasy. Too bad a teenybopper came forward to say he was the real piano bandit.
But we want to make sure you get credit for everything else you've created in Miami. And we're anticipating that you'll stake your claim in the following ten public artworks.
10. Underwater Jesus
Some people claim Italian Guido Galletti (go figure, an Italian Guido!)
created the Jesus of the Abyss at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park,
but we know better. It was the Yeager-Meister, right?
9. Shoes at Cocoplum Circle
Just outside of ritzy Cocoplum neighborhood are the famous bronze shoes
sculptures that Billy might have made.
8. Pink Snails
We had serious doubts that Billy Yeager actually was responsible for the
Pink Snails that debuted at Basel, but when we heard some of them were
dumped into the bay--not too far from where piano is--we knew it was our
man. He also single handedly moved them to the Gables this month -- while blindfolded.
7. Peacocks, Roosters
First Billy dotted Little Havana with those stupid roosters, and then he put those dumb peacocks in the Grove. What's next?
6. Coral Castle
We know what you're saying. This can't possibly be Billy's work. But
think again, the hippie artist must have time warped to get the stones
in place early last century.
5. Coppertone Girl
One of Miami's enduring commercials symbols now on the side of MiMo District
building; we should have known Billy was behind that famous behind in the Coppertone ad. Word
is that pup is modeled after Billy's dog.
4. Building with Hole in It
Arquitectonica claims to have designed this building. But we think
they're pulling a Billy Yeager. Because Billy Yeager will probably claim it as his
3. Miami Circle
We found evidence that Tequesta Indians consulted with Billy Yeager
before they built that mysterious thing by the Miami River. Again, it's
proximity to the water was a dead giveaway.
2. Police Car on Side of Building
Think getting a piano in the middle of the bay is hard. You should try
putting a police car on the side of a building like Billy must have done.
Billy's most ambitious project to date, the marvelous mansion and gardens are a symbol of Miami--just like Yeager.
Jump on the #StuffYeagerDid hashtag fun on Twitter and share pics of Miami scenes for which the only explanation is: Yeager! (Thanks to @LadyPythons for the great
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