UPDATE: On Oct. 25, the National Park Service denied Catharsis on the Mall a permit for the R-Evolution statue. An NPS spokesman said the statue would distract from the monuments and could damage the turf. Catharsis on the Mall was granted a permit to hold the event, without the statue.
Organizers of an arts festival have launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring a 45-foot statue of a naked woman to stand on the National Mall facing the White House. Organizers of the Catharsis on the Mall festival need $90,000 to bring artist Marco Cochrane and his team to assemble the statue in D.C. ahead of the festival, which is scheduled between Nov. 10 and Nov. 12. Organizers say the statue could stay up until March -- facing the White House.