New Man and his fig leaf in Kailey Tower, Central, in 1995. Photo: SCMP New Man and his fig leaf in Kailey Tower, Central, in 1995. Photo: SCMP
New Man and his fig leaf in Kailey Tower, Central, in 1995. Photo: SCMP

Elisabeth Frink’s nude New Man sculpture was ‘too much to bare’ – Hong Kong covered it up

  • The bronze artwork of a naked male had its ‘distinguishing features’ hidden behind a cardboard fig leaf
  • After months of scrutiny and controversy, censors came to their senses and restored the statue to ‘all his glory’

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New Man and his fig leaf in Kailey Tower, Central, in 1995. Photo: SCMP New Man and his fig leaf in Kailey Tower, Central, in 1995. Photo: SCMP
New Man and his fig leaf in Kailey Tower, Central, in 1995. Photo: SCMP
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