Published On: Sun, Feb 27th, 2011

Rep Anthony Weiner wants statue taken down, sell it on Craigslist


The “Triumph of Civic Virtue,” the nearly 100-year old statue, is a public statue in Queens that depicts a nude man standing over two prone women. Rep. Anthony Weiner wants it taken down and to sell it on Craigslist.

Weiner believes the statue to be sexist:

“I believe in art, I believe in public art…But that doesn‘t mean that we don’t have a right to say, forcefully, some art is simply offensive to us and we think it should go.”

The 20 foot high marble statue was designed by sculptor Frederick MacMonnies and unveiled in 1922 in Manhattan’s City Hall Park. Its allegorical portrayal of vice as female was even controversial back then and in 1941 it was moved to its current location near Queens Borough Hall. – AP

“This is an allegory. This is a representation in the classical style,” said Glenn Urbanas, a resident who is also an architect. He said that the male figure represents civil virtue, while the two female figures are actually sirens that represent political corruption and vice. He thinks the statue should stay.

Triumph of Civic Virtue

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