A Cry for Help (sculpture)
Region: North America
Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion Nudity
Artist: Paul Perrotti
Confronting Bodies: Joan Heybruck, spokesperson for American Red Cross; Milford, Conn chapter of the American Red Cross
Date of Action: November, 2000
Location: Milford, Connecticut, USA
Description of Artwork: The sculpture, A Cry for Help, is of a half naked woman who appears to be in agony sitting on a submarine.
The Incident: Critics of the work called it "obscene" and "frightening to children." Perrotti stated that such criticism was "narrow-minded."
Results of Incident: The Red Cross chapter removed the sculpture after claiming the work was a potential distraction to drivers.
Source: Emmett Murphy, "Art Business News"