Walking Man

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Lesson Planned


Artist: Carl Goines

Year: 2009

Date of Action: August 2021

Region: North America

Location: A Public Street in Mount Clemens, Michigan

Subject: Nudity


Confronting Bodies: Mount Clemens City Officials

Description of Artwork: A sculpture of a man, who happens to be fully nude

The Incident: In anticipation of the upcoming "Stars and Stripes Festival", an event that attracts children and families to Mount Clemens, multiple folks around town voiced complaints to the city. Following these complaints, Mount Clemens City Officials chose to remove "Walking Man" from its position on a public street and conceal it behind the walls of the Anton Art Center.

Results of Incident: The artist, though disappointed, was complicit with this decision, and allowed his sculpture to stay on display in the Anton Art Center.

Source: http://ncacblog.wordpress.com/2009/06/25/nude-sculpture-removed-from-public-view-in-michigan/

The Detroit News (article no longer available online)