Name: Sculpture removed from Milford, Connecticut chapter of American Red Cross

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  North America

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion , Nudity


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Artist: Paul Perrotti

Confronting Bodies: Joan Heybruck, spokesperson for American Red Cross; Milford, Conn chapter of the American Red Cross

Date of Action: November, 2000

Specific Location: Milford, Connecticut American Red Cross chapter

Description of Artwork: The sculpture is of a half naked woman who appears to be in agony sitting on a submarine.

Description of Incident: Critics of the work called it "obscene" and "frightening to children." Perrotti stated that such criticism was "narrow-minded."

Results of Incident: The Red Cross chapter removed the sculpture after claiming the work was a potential distraction to drivers.

Source: Emmett Murphy, "Art Business News"

Submitted By: Danielle Biber

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