Name: "Tumbling Woman" at Rockefeller Center

Date:  1995 - 2005

Location:  North America

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion , Nudity


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Artist: Eric Fischl

Confronting Bodies: The administration of Rockefeller Center

Date of Action: September 2002

Specific Location: Rockefeller Center, NYC

Description of Artwork: "Tumbling Woman", a bronze sculpture, depicts a naked woman falling from a building thus referring to the tragic events of 9/11 in the World Trade Center.

Description of Incident: A column in the New York Post columnist and public complaints that the statue was too disturbing had called for the immediate withdrawal of the statue, saying it was not appropriate in such a public place.

Results of Incident: The statue was removed after less than one week after its unweiling.

Source: NCAC

Submitted By: NCAC

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