'The Sleepwalker': Strong Reaction To Wellesley Statue

February 14, 2014

“The Sleepwalker,” a strikingly life-like statue of a nearly naked man, is on display on a green at Wellesley College. The piece is getting international attention and has sparked lively debates about the limits of artistic license.  

The artist, Tony Matelli, has addressed the controversy, telling WGBH arts editor Jared Bowen he’s not discounting the revulsion some may experience when they see the piece. 

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