Tumbling Woman (sculpture)
Region: North America
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion, Nudity
Artist: Eric Fischl
Confronting Bodies: The administration of Rockefeller Center
Dates of Action: September 2002
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.
The 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 unveiling.