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Ringo Starr's 800-pound 'Peace and Love' sculpture finally finds a home in Beverly Hills

LOS ANGELES - When Ringo Starr decided to live full time in Beverly Hills, he planned to honor his adoptive hometown with an extravagant gift - an 800-pound polished steel monument of his hand making a peace sign.

The city politely declined.

"The commission thanks Mr. Starr for his generous offer but unfortunately the donation did not meet the Fine Art criteria," the city's now-disbanded Fine Art Commission wrote after it voted

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