Weiner Wants 'Sexist' Nude Statue Out of Queens
Pol says the city should remove it and sell it on Craigslist
Published Feb 25, 2011 at 10:08 AM | Updated at 1:30 PM EST on Feb 25, 2011
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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