1957 Controversial Nude Art Sculptures


These art sculptures caused quite a controversy in the late 1950’s. Located on the roof of a home in Villanova, Pa and sculpted by artist Newton Harrison. Harrison was born in New York City and studied at Antioch College and the Academy Of Fine Arts in New York. When he was a student at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, he was commissioned to sculpt the two figures. These sculptures caused quite a stir among the residents of the community. You can read the story and the headlines as the sculptures come complete with a binder containing newspaper articles documenting the history of the statuary and the controversy. The “Main Line Times”, “The Main Line Chronicle”, “The Evening Bulletin” and “The Philadelphia News” all ran articles concerning this unusual event. If you like unusual art, you’ll love these sculptures………


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