G.O.A.T. or Greatest of All Time is not a title to be given out easily. 

But it's definitely the right label for boxing legend Mohammad Ali and L.L. Cool J's 2000 album

And to commemorate those G.O.A.T.S, artist Nari Ward, will be placing 20 of his goat statues throughout Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City.  

""Nari Ward: G.O.A.T., again" will be the first single-artist show the waterfront has ever booked. It's been on display since last Saturday.

According to the organizers, the event also "alludes to the African-American experience and political theater."

A press release from the park explained: "The figure of the goat features prominently in Ward’s articulation of social dynamics, conjuring the animal’s attributes and symbolic connotations, from an ambitious climber of great heights to an outcast..."

There is also a large bell structure shaped like a billy goat's genitals and a hanging sign with the word "Apollo" in LED letters, designed to look like the marquee of the Apollo Theater in Harlem.


Cheers to all of the goats, both dead and immortalized in statue form.

The exhibit will be featured in the park through September 4th. Do it for the gram'... and be sure to tag us, @spoilednyc, kthxbai.

[Feature Image Courtesy The New Yorker] [via DNA Info]