Donald Lipski designed the sculpture of a 2 1/2 story tall Dalmatian balancing a taxi cab on its nose. The taxi is a Prius, which Toyota gave Lipski for the piece. The car has no engine, tranny, seats, etc., but the lights work, and when it rains the wipers work as well. The massive Dalmatian is made of fiberglass.
Lipski wanted to make something so astounding it would distract even those arriving for the most serious procedures, and so lovable that young patients coming back again and again with chronic conditions would see SPOT!
A face mask is added to 'Spot the Dog' statue at the Kimmel Pavilion outside Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone as New York City moves into Phase 2 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic on June 25, 2020