Weiner Wants 'Sexist' Nude Statue Out of Queens

Pol says the city should remove it and sell it on Craigslist

Friday, Feb 25, 2011  |  Updated 1:30 PM EDT
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Rep. Weiner wants this civic statue removed and sold on Craigslist.

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A New York politician is calling on the city to remove a public statue in Queens that depicts a nude man standing over two prone women and to sell it on Craigslist.

Rep. Anthony Weiner says the statue, Triumph of Civic Virtue, is sexist and plans to hold a press conference Friday calling for its removal.

The 20-foot high marble statue was designed by sculptor Frederick MacMonnies and unveiled in 1922 in Manhattan's City Hall Park.

Its allegorical portrayal of vice as female was even controversial back then and in 1941 it was moved to its current location near Queens Borough Hall.    

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