Sleepwalker statue at US campus awakens art debate
- 5 February 2014
- From the section US & Canada
A lifelike sculpture of a nearly-nude man walking in snow has drawn a mixed reaction from students at a Massachusetts college.
The artwork, entitled Sleepwalker, depicts a somnambulant in nothing but underwear at Wellesley College.
Nearly 300 people have signed a petition to have the statue removed.
The work, on campus to promote a forthcoming exhibition, is designed to trigger "unexpected new ideas", the college president said.