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Nude male statues prompt 911 calls in NYC

April 16, 2010 12:15:51 AM PDT
A public art exhibition in NYC is prompting a lot of 911 calls. Some thought the nude male statues were suicidal people.The statues were placed on rooftops and ledges across the city, but New Yorkers thought they were despondent people on the verge of leaping to their deaths.

Officials are trying to reassure residents that the 27 statues are all part of a project created by artist Anthony Gormley, who says his aim was to play with the city and people's perceptions.