A statue by Tony Matelli titled "Sleepwalker" stands in the snow on the campus of Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts
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US sleepwalker statue sparks college petition

7 February 2014 Last updated at 10:11 GMT

A lifelike sculpture of a semi-nude man walking in snow has drawn a mixed reaction from students at a prestigious women's college in Massachusetts.

The artwork by Tony Matelli - entitled Sleepwalker - is designed to trigger "unexpected new ideas", according to Wellesley College's president.

Nearly 300 people have signed a petition to have the statue removed.