'Racy' Mich. sculpture being moved

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
Officials in Adrian have decided to move a sculpture after complaints that it was too racy.

In an April 22, 2014 photo, the sculpture 'Blue Human Condition' by Williamston, Mich., artist Mark Chatterley, is shown next to city offices in Adrian, Mich. City officials have decided to move the sculpture after complaints that it was too racy. (AP Photo/The Daily Telegram, Lad Strayer)

ADRIAN, Mich. (AP) — Officials in Adrian have decided to move a sculpture after complaints that it was too racy.

The Daily Telegram reports “Blue Human Condition” is to be installed Tuesday in Yew Park unless poor weather interferes. It had been placed next to city offices last week.

City Administrator Shane Horn says the new site is “still viewable, but in a lesser-traffic area.”

“Blue Human Condition” was created by Mark Chatterley of Williamston. It depicts seven human-like, gender-neutral figures in varying standing and seated positions. One of the figures looks toward the ground with the top of its head in the pelvic region of one of the standing figures.

Chatterley says he’s disappointed his sculpture is being moved.

He entered sculptures in ArtPrize 2011 and ArtPrize 2013, the ArtPrize website shows.


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