A new sculpture by artist Deborah Kass is on display outside Stanford University's Cantor Art Center. (Photo courtesy of Cantor Arts Center)

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Stanford University officials want visitors to the Cantor Arts Center to say hello to a new sculpture installed last month.

OY/YO is bright yellow on a white marble base and is a gift of Debi and Steven Wisch and the Rehmus Family.

Artist Deborah Kass created the sculpture, which is meant to encourage students and visitors to stop by the art center.

“The brightly colored, monumental piece has something to say — and not just because it’s a play on words,” the center’s director Susan Dackerman said. “One thing we hope it conveys to students and visitors is a good-natured ‘Come in! You are welcome here.’”

Kass is a Brooklyn, New York-based sculptor, painter and printmaker.