Alan Markovitz bought the Bloomfield Hills house and erected the statue as a way of getting even with his ex-wife's new beau -- the man he believes was having an affair with his wife while they were still married.
Markovitz says that he never wanted the statue, which has a spotlight to keep “the bird” illuminated at all hours of the day, to become public. Unfortunately for him, news about the inflammatory art installation got out when his ex-wife's daughter posted a picture of the statue on Twitter.
Alan Markovitz buys a house next door to his ex-wife... and installs a giant middle finger statue facing her property pic.twitter.com/aXV9DZOek1— Chusid (@FrimShtiper) November 17, 2013
According to reports, Markovitz owns three strip clubs in Detroit and is working on developing a TV reality series for Cinemax based on his businesses.