Giant Nude Woman Could Grace US Capital

posted by Michael Harthorne - 

It's entirely possible that tourists visiting the National Mall between November and March will be treated to views of the White House, the Washington Monument, and a 45-foot-tall, 16,000-pound naked woman. 

The Washington Post reports organizers of the third-annual Catharsis on the Mall festival are seeking permission to install "R-Evolution," a statue by Marco Cochrane, for four months. 

A spokesperson for the National Park Service says they are reviewing the proposal, and it's "plausible" the statue gets the go-ahead. The Mall has hosted long-term political art installments in the past. Organizers of Catharsis on the Mall, described the Burning Man of DC, are seeking $90,000 in donations to erect the statue and volunteers to monitor it 24 hours a day once it's installed, according to Fox 5.

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